EMU regents approve 12 staff hires

by Ward Mullens, Published February 15, 2011

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 12 new staff at its regular meeting Feb. 15.


Of the 12 appointments, seven (58 percent) are females and five (42 percent) are males. The group includes nine Caucasians (75 percent), two African Americans (17 percent) and one Hispanic (8 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

William Jones, of Macungie, Pa., director of instructional technology and information management. Jones was the assistant dean of the college of graduate and professional studies at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. from 2008 to 2010.  From 2006 to 2008, he was director of lifelong learning at Wilkes University. He also worked for Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn. as its director from 2004-2006. He received his doctorate and master's degrees, both in history, from Indiana University and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Burkhard, of Milan, accountant II, financial services. Since 2006, Burkhard was an accountant for North American Science Associates in Northwood, Ohio. She received her master's degree in accounting from the University of Toledo and her bachelor's degree of business administration from Western Michigan University.

Patrick Rady, of Ann Arbor, information system specialist, Halle Library. From 2006-2009 Rady was an administrator for Nonprofit Enterprise at Work in Ann Arbor. Rady was the services manager for Public Data Queries, Inc. from 1999 to 2006. He also worked as senior specialist for FileMaker, Inc., in Santa Clara, California and as a LAN administrator for BARRA, Inc., in Berkeley, Calif. He has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Michigan.

Angelina Fox, of Tinley Park, Illinois, data analyst in student success services (retention services). Fox was an administrative assistant and data specialist for Trinity Christian College from 2007-2010. She also was an admissions communications coordinator for Geneva College from 1999 to 2007. She received her master's degree in higher education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and her bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Maryland.

Anne Barthel, of St. Paul, Minn., study abroad adviser, academic programs abroad. Barthel was the head administrator for the William I. Fine Theoretical Institute at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis from 2007-2008. She was the study abroad coordinator in the office of international programs at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks from 2002-2003. She has a master's degree in education from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and a bachelor's degree in anthropology and Native American studies from the University of North Dakota.

Larkin Pence, of Plymouth, scientific instrument technician II, biology. Pence has been self-employed since 1974 and runs Weasel Networks, Ltd., in Plymouth. Pence has an associates degree in science from Schoolcraft College.

Matthew Schanke, of Toledo, Ohio, network systems engineer II, division of information technology. From 2006-2010, Schanke was a network technician for Matrix Technologies, Inc. Since June 2010 he has been an IP network engineer for Buckeye CableSystem. Schanke has an associate's degree in networking technology from Owens Community College in Toledo and a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Joyce Windsor, of Ypsilanti, secretary in the school of nursing.

Lisa Cervantes, of Canton, secretary in the school of social work.

Crystal Jackson, of Dearborn Heights, customer service representative for the Weekend University Experience, extended programs.

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

Natalie Taliaferro, of Southfield, academic program support specialist, College of Business, dean's office.



Ward Mullens

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