by Alyssa Eckles, Published February 16, 2010
YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 22 new staff at its regular meeting Feb. 16.
Of the 22 appointments, 15 (68 percent) are females and seven (32 percent) are males. The group includes 15 Caucasians (68 percent), five African Americans (22 percent), one Hispanic (5 percent) and one Asian (5 percent).
Those receiving appointments are:
• Marquis Johnson, of Ypsilanti, assistant coach, strength and conditioning, intercollegiate athletics. Previously, Johnson was a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning at EMU from 2008-2010. Johnson received his master’s degree of education, with an emphasis on education administration and athletics, at EMU and his bachelor’s degree in human performance at Prairie View A&M University.
• James Stephenson, of Tecumseh, associate director, investigations and public safety, public safety and parking. Previously, Stephenson worked for EMU’s Department of Public Safety as a temporary employee. Before that, Stephenson was a sergeant with the Ann Arbor Police Department from 1983-2009. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Ferris State College.
• Carl Powell, of Lakewood, Colo., chief information officer. Previously, Powell was vice president and chief information officer at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colo., from 2008-2010. Before that, Powell was senior technology consultant with Cynergies Solutions Group in Highland Heights, Ohio, from 2006-2008. Powell received his doctorate in education from Cleveland State University, his master’s degree in computer science from Kent State University and his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
• Gloria Hage, of Northville, general counsel, legal affairs. Hage previously was the associate vice president and deputy general counsel at the University of Michigan, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the legal office from 2003-2010. Hage received both her Juris Doctorate and bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan.
• Anita Schnars, of Howell, director of training and organization development, training and professional development. Prior to working at EMU, Schnars was global training and organizational development manager for Federal-Mogul Corporation World Headquarters from 2008-2010. Schnars received her master’s degree in information technology from Capella University and a master’s degree in performance improvement and instructional design from the University of Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Davenport University.
• Doug Wing, of Ypsilanti, officer, campus police, public safety and parking. Prior to coming to EMU, Wing worked in a variety of law enforcement positions at the University of California at Berkley’s Police Department from 1992-2009. He most recently served as administrative lieutenant during 2009. He received his bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of California at Berkley and police training at the Sacramento Police Academy.
• John Phillips, of Wayne, officer, campus police, public safety and parking. Before coming to EMU, he was in several positions in the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety from 1978-2008. Phillips was a police officer at EMU during 2009. He received both his master’s degree in public administration and his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from EMU. Phillips attended the FBI National Academy, 165th session, in Quantico, Va.
• Megan Rotar, of Ferndale, students with disabilities advisor, students with disabilities services. Previously, Rotar was the disability services coordinator at Baker College in Clinton Township during 2009. She received her master’s degree in school and community psychology from Wayne State University and her bachelor’s degree in organizational studies from the University of Michigan.
• Cheryl Price, of Belleville, assistant program director, Developing Resilience and Education Achievement in Minority Students (DREAMS) program, College of Education dean’s office. Price was formerly the coordinator of the minority achievement retention and success program at EMU from 2002-2009. She also was an adjunct lecturer for teacher education at EMU from 2005-2006. Price received both her master’s degree in educational leadership her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from EMU.
• Janet Lyle, of Detroit, information system specialist, business system support. Previously, Lyle was a software developer with Morpace International, Inc. from 1997-2008. Before that, she was a Windows development project manager for C.U. Processing, Inc., in Southfield from 1996-1997. Lyle received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Oakland University.
• Ebony Jones, of Canton, Mich., career development associate, career services administration. Previously, Jones was a client program manager with Adecco Employment Services in Bloomfield Hills from 2007-2009. Before that, she was a staffing consultant there from 2004-2007. Jones received her M.B.A. from Wayne State University and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
• Jason Smith, of Lansing, emergency management coordinator, health safety administration. Previously, Smith was an academic specialist and capability assessment planner for Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of State Police from 2008-2009. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from Michigan State University.
• Theda Davis-Henson, of Flint, accountant II, financial operations. Previously, Davis-Henson was a business manager for the University of Michigan-Flint from 2003-2009. Prior to that, she was finance manager for Flint/Genesee Job Corp. from 2000-2003. Davis-Henson received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
• Elette Collins, of Ypsilanti, administrative associate I, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities. Previously, Collins was an Early On/First Steps coordinator and parent educator for Lincoln Consolidated Schools from 2001-2009. She received her M.B.A. from EMU and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
• Beste Windes, of Ypsilanti, academic program advisor, College of Business dean’s office. Windes was previously an interim academic advisor and a graduate assistant at EMU’s College of Business graduate programs office from 2008-2009. Windes received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.
• David Hardcastle, of Ypsilanti, academic program advisor, College of Business dean’s office. Previously, Hardcastle was a graduate assistant at EMU from 2008-2009. Before that, he was lead generation specialist for Martopia from 2007-2009. Hardcastle received his degree in general business administration from EMU.
• Patricia Molloy, of Saline, academic advisor I, retention services.
• Molly Thornbladh, of Ann Arbor, academic program support specialist, College of Business dean’s office.
• Cristina Gonzalez, of Canton, Mich., customer service representative II, health services administration.
• Amanda Bennett, of Monroe, payment and student account specialist, student business services.
• Angela Palek, of South Lyon, secretary II, special education department.
• Sarah Krizan, of Allen Park, secretary II, world languages department.