EMU regents approve 25 new staff appointments

by Geoff Larcom, Published September 21, 2010

            YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 25 new staff at its regular meeting Sept. 21.

            Of the 25 appointments, 15 (60 percent) are females and ten (40 percent) are males. The group includes 17 Caucasians (68 percent), and eight African Americans (32 percent).

            Those receiving appointments are:

Reginald Barnes, of Asheboro, N.C., director of diversity & community involvement. Previously, Barnes worked as director of multicultural affairs at St. John's University in Jamaica, NY from 2007-2009. He received his master's in student development in higher education from St. John's, and his bachelor's in mass communication from North Carolina State University.

Marney Buss, of Oswego, NY, assistant director of university housing. Previously, Buss worked as an assistant director and community development specialist in residence life and housing at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY from 2007-2010. She received her master's in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ind., and her bachelor's in sociology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

Amy Collins, of Columbia, MO., psychologist, counseling and psychological services. Previously, Collins worked as a psychological resident at the University of Missouri Student Health Center from 2009-2010. She received her doctorate and master's in counseling psychology from Texas A&M and her bachelor's in psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas.

Lauren Gloger, of Ann Arbor, site coordinator, Institute for the Study of Children and Families. Previously, Gloger worked as an assistant site coordinator for Bright Futures in Westland from 2009-2010 and as an English language teacher in Nagoya, Japan, from 2008-2009. She received her bachelor's in education from EMU.

Dionne Hammes, of St. Clair Shores, manager of parking operations. Previously, Hammes worked as a facility manager for the Central Parking System of Detroit from 2009-2010. She received her master's in education from Saginaw Valley State University, and bachelor's in history from Wayne State University.

Paul Henderson, of Santa Clara, Calif., assistant director of university housing. Previously, Henderson worked as resident director of residential learning communities for Santa Clara (Calif.) University from 2007-2010. He received his doctorate in educational administration from Southern Illinois University, his master's in sports management and medicine from the United Sports Academy and his bachelor's in health and physical education from Morehouse College.

Christopher Huffins, of Boise, Idaho, assistant coach, men's track and field. Previously, Huffins worked as an assistant track coach and recruiting coordinator at Boise State University from 2008-to 2009, and at the University of California from 2002 to 2007. Huffins won an Olympic Games bronze medal in the 2000 decathlon and formerly held the decathlon world record in the 100 meters (10.22). Huffins earned his bachelor's in political economics from Cal-Berkeley.

Jacob Kirkendall, of Ypsilanti, manager, basketball, football operations. Previously, Kirkendall worked as director of football operations for Eastern Michigan from 2008-2010, and before that as director of football operations for Dartmouth College from 2007-2008. He received his bachelor's degree in sports management from Ohio University.

Janice Jones, of Westland, project coordinator, Learning Center. Previously, Jones worked as a national educational consultant for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 2005-2010, and as an instructional coach at the Flagship Academy in Detroit from 2007-2009. She received her doctorate in K-12 curriculum and instruction from Wayne State University, her master's in educational psychology from EMU and her bachelors in psychology/education from the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Miller, of Pinckney, senior information systems specialist, physical plant. Previously, Miller worked for Vin, LLC, managing financial, technical and business operations for the wine business from 2006-2010. She also worked for the University of Michigan's business and finance division, where she managed the Microsoft Windows network and desktop infrastructure from 2008 to 2009. Miller received her bachelor's degree in business from EMU.

Tracey Piercecchi, of Canton, legal assistant, legal affairs. Previously, Piercecchi worked as a paralegal for the Learning Care Group in Novi from 2007-2010. She earned her bachelor's in paralegal studies at EMU.

Anthony Smith, of Bolingbrook, Ill., assistant women's basketball coach. Smith previously worked as a girls' basketball coach for Bolingbrook High School from 2002-2010. He received his master's in secondary teacher education from the University of Phoenix, and his bachelor's in criminology from EMU.

Jennifer Zachary, of Scottsdale, Ariz., teacher II, Child Care Center. Previously, Zachary worked as a kindergarten teacher in the Madison Elementary School District from 2008-2010. She received her master's in curriculum and reading instruction from Grand Canyon University, and her bachelor's from EMU.

Evelyn Barber, of Ann Arbor, custodian

Christopher Beyer, of Ann Arbor, area complex director, housing.

Justin Bowen, of Onsted, parking control clerk.

Debra Burke, of Milford, executive assistant, vice president of communications.

Aretha Davis, of Southfield, customer service representative, Livonia Regional Center.

Samuel Fanning, of Ypsilanti, custodian, Student Center.

Randall Jones, of Woodhaven, assistant athletic academic specialist.

Cindy Lane, of Brighton, administrative assistant II, retention services.

Tanya Pilon, of Ypsilanti, dining services unit leader I.

Adam Robinson, of Monroe, dining services unit leader I.

Beverly Sterling, of New Boston, supervisor, dining services.

Lisa Weireter, of Lewisburg, OH, secretary, history & philosophy.




Geoff Larcom



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