EMU regents approve 11 staff appointments

by Pamela Young, Published December 17, 2009

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 11 new staff at its regular meeting Dec. 17.

Of the 11 appointments, four (36 percent) are female and seven (64 percent) are males. The group includes six Caucasians (55 percent), two African-Americans (18 percent), one Hispanic (9 percent), one Native American (9 percent) and one Asian (9 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

Robert Zellers, of Muncie, Ind., associate director, financial aid. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, Zellers was director of scholarships and financial aid for Ball State University from 2000-2009.  Before that, he was director of financial aid services for Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne from 1995-2000. Zellers received his doctorate in educational leadership from Western Michigan University; an educational specialist’s degree in student personnel services from the University of Toledo; and both his master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Indiana University

Brian McElhone, of Taylor, HVAC control specialist, physical plant. Previously, McElhone was a commercial service technician with Facility Resource Group in Grandville, Mich., from 2008-2009 and an HVAC/refrigeration service technician for Sears in Livonia from 2006-2008.

Caleb Boswell, of Southfield, site coordinator, Institute for the Study of Children and Families. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, Boswell was an academic adviser at Weston Preparatory Academy from 2008-2009. Prior to that, he was an academic adviser for the Upward Bound Program at Detroit International Academy and Frederick Douglass Academy from 2006-2008. Boswell received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and interpersonal and public communications from Central Michigan University.

Tiffany Godsey, of Ypsilanti, emergency management coordinator, health safety administration. Previously, Godsey was a policy analyst with the Michigan State Police in Lansing from 2008-2009 and a student office assistant with the Michigan State University Criminal Justice Outreach from 2006-2008. Godsey received her master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and her bachelor’s degree in law enforcement concentration from Eastern Michigan University.

Alexander Samuel, of Belleville, database specialist, DoIT-enterprise applications and services. Most recently, Samuel was IT project lead for Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in Dearborn Heights from 2008-2009. Before that, he was senior consultant with CAPGEMINI USA (Visteon Corp. since 2005) from 2000-2008. Samuel received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Omania University in Hyderabad, India.

Others receiving appointments are:

Alejandro Baldwin, of Ypsilanti, mentoring program specialist, Institute for the Study of Children and Families.

Julia Hutchins, of Ann Arbor, academic support program specialist, Upward Bound Program

Christine Kropelnyckyi, of Warren, administrative assistant I, health safety administration.

Nina Jones, of Ypsilanti, cook, dining services.

Clifford Quiel, of Taylor, cook, dining services.

Anthony Doulas, of Onsted, fast food worker, dining services. 


Pamela Young

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