EMU regents approve 17 new staff appointments

by Alyssa Eckles, Published April 20, 2010

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 17 new staff at its regular meeting April 20.

Of the 17 appointments, six (35 percent) are females and 11 (65 percent) are males. The group includes 11 Caucasians (65 percent), three African Americans (17 percent), two Asian (12 percent) and one Pacific Islander (6 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

  • Jason Crispell, of Flint, master technician, library media services. A certified Microsoft professional, Crispell formerly was an in-home technician for Circuit City in Flint from 2006-2009.
  • Kenneth Delgado, of Louisville, Ky., assistant coach, football. Previously, Delgado was an assistant defensive line coach at the University of Louisville from 2007-2010. He also has experience coaching at the University of California, San Diego State University, the University of Utah and San Jose State University. Delgado received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Jose Sate University.
  • Doug Downing, of Sylvania, Ohio, assistant coach, football. Downing was most recently offensive coordinator and quarterback and wide receivers coach for the University of Findlay from 2009-2010. He has previous experience coaching football for the University of Toledo, Southwest Missouri State University, Western Illinois University and Purdue University. Downing received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Purdue University.
  • David Evoy, of Ann Arbor, coordinator of student field placement, school of social work. Previously, Evoy worked for Holy Cross Children’s Services as a school social worker, a divisional manager, a clinical supervisor and a treatment coordinator from 1986-2010. Evoy received his master’s degree in social work from EMU and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
  • Adam Feit, of Louisville, Ky., head coach, strength and conditioning, intercollegiate athletics. Previously, Feit was the assistant coach of athlete development at the University of Louisville from 2008-2010. His other coaching experience includes the Citadel and Arizona State University, with experience at the U.S. Olympic Training Center as a strength and conditioning intern. Feit received his master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s degree in applied exercise science from Springfield College, in Springfield, Mass.
  • Daniel Mathis, of Dearborn, assistant director of constituent relations, alumni relations office. Previously, he was an admissions counselor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn from 2009-2010. Before that, Mathis was a graduate assistant at MSU from 2007-2009. Mathis received his master’s degree in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree in social science from EMU.
  • Linda McGill, of Novi, special assistant to the president, president’s office. Before coming to EMU, McGill worked for the General Motors Corporation from 1977-2009. Her two most recent positions were director of communications technology and services (2009) and director of internal communications (2008). McGill received her MBA from Wayne State University and her bachelor’s degree from Stephens College, in Columbia, Mo. 
  • Steve Morrison, of Kalamazoo, assistant coach, football. Previously, Morrisonwas a football coach at Western Michigan University from 2005-2010, in numerous positions including assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Before that, Morrison was at the University of Michigan from 2002-2005 as quality control for defense and, later, a graduate assistant. Morrison played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts from 1995-1998 and the Detroit Lions in 1999. He received his bachelor’s degree in sports management and communications from the University of Michigan.
  • Rebecca Scott, of Ann Arbor, sales and grant associate, WEMU 89.1 FM. Previously, Scott was a senior account executive with Cumulus Broadcasting from 2008-2010. Before that, she was an account executive with Adams Outdoor Advertising in Ann Arbor from 2005-2008. Scott received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University.
  • Phil Snow, of Northville, assistant head coach, football. Snow was an assistant linebackers coach and linebacker coach for the Detroit Lions from 2005-2008. Before that, Snow taught at four separate universities in the Pacific-10 (PAC-10) Conference from 1987-2005. Snow received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal State Hayward.
  • Eric Stark, of North Olmsted, Ohio, assistant coach, women’s volleyball. Before coming to EMU, Stark was the associate head volleyball coach at Oberlin College during 2009-2010 and assistant volleyball coach from 2007-2009. He also was a regional head coach for the Spirit Volleyball Club from 2008-2009. Stark received his bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Bradley University.
  • Virginia Syzdek, of Northville, training specialist, training and professional development. Syzdek was a talent acquisition center assistant for TRW Automotive in Livonia from 2009-2010. Before that, she was a human resource consultant for the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, from 2007-2009. Syzdek received her master’s degree in human resources organizational development from EMU and her bachelor’s degree in management from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass.
  • Gregory Maddox, of Tampa, Fla., assistant coach, football. Maddox previously served as an administrator at Armwood High School in Tampa, Fla., from 2006-2009. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator at Middleton High School in Tampa from 2002-2006. Maddox received both his MBA and bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
  • India Taylor, of Detroit, senior secretary, African-American studies.
  • Kayla Phillips, of Ypsilanti, payment and student account specialist, student business services.
  • Gerald Hubbard, of Canton, elevator repair and control specialist, maintenance, physical plant.
  • Shu-Lan Hung, of Ann Arbor, study interventionist, school of nursing.

Alyssa Eckles

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