Eastern Michigan regents approve one administrative/professional transfer, one appointment

by Pamela Young, Published February 16, 2010

YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved one administrative/professional transfer and one administrative/professional appointment at its regular meeting February 16. The appointments are:

Barbara Scheffer of Ann Arbor, a professor in the School of Nursing, was appointed interim associate dean for the College of Health and Human Services, effective Jan. 4, 2010.

Scheffer, who joined Eastern Michigan in 1976, has served in a variety of roles in the School of Nursing, including chair of the personnel, curriculum, admissions and retention committees. She also co-authored the award-winning textbook, “Critical Thinking in Nursing: An Interactive Approach.”

Scheffer received a doctorate in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. She also has a master’s degree with a specialty in psychiatric nursing, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, both from the University of Michigan.

Gregory C. Tom, of Detroit, was named gallery program director, effective Jan. 4, 2010.  Tom previously was deputy director of exhibitions, programs and development for the Museum of Contemporary Art-Detroit. He also has been development coordinator for the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum; gallery assistant for galleries in New York City and Ferndale; and development associate, foundations and corporations, for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Tom received a master’s of fine arts in ceramics in 2005 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), a post-baccalaureate in ceramics in 2003 from Hunter College (N.Y.) and a bachelor’s degree in geography-anthropology from Vassar College in 1996.

Pamela Young

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