EMU regents approve 12 staff hires

by Pamela Young, Published April 14, 2011

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 12 new staff at its regular meeting April 14.

Of the 12 appointments, seven (58 percent) are females and five (42 percent) are males. The group includes eight Caucasians (67 percent), two African Americans (17 percent), one Hispanic (8 percent) and one Native American (8 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

Annette Grzyb, of Westland, cash coordinator, student business services. Before coming to EMU, Grzyb worked on a temporary assignment during the 2010 tax season for Chase Bank, entering tax return information for the State of Michigan. From 2000-2008, she was a risk control associate and financial reporting specialist for Chase Bank in Northville.

 Kevin Kucera, of Adrian, associate vice president of student affairs and enrollment services. Kucera previously was associate vice president of enrollment services at the University of Toledo from 2006-2011. He also was dean of admissions and enrollment services at Siena Heights University from 1997-2006. In addition, he served as dean of admissions and financial aid for Edgewood College from 1988-1997. Kucera received his master's of business administration from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisc., and has a bachelor's degree from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Melissa Lomont, of Ypsilanti, coordinator of math tutor lab and test services, mathematics. Lomont was an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University from 2010-2011. She also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Washtenaw Community College from 2009-2011, and was an adjunct faculty member at Schoolcraft College from 2009-2010. She received her master's degree in mathematics from Purdue University and her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

Sarah Painter, of Eastpointe, program associate-continuing education, weekend university extended programming. Painter previously worked as a store manager at Family Video in Warren from 2009-2011. Before that, she worked as a customer service representative for Allegra Direct Communications from 2008-2009. In addition, Painter was an account management intern for Jumpstart Automotive Media from 2007-2008. Painter received her bachelor's degree in business administration from EMU.

Gale Shaver, of Maumee, Ohio, senior technology support specialist, business systems support. Before coming to EMU, Shaver worked as a paramount deployment technician for Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, during 2011. Previously, he worked as a Kroger deployment technician at Tolt Service Group, Inc. in Cleveland from 2010-2011. Shaver also worked for Spartan Stores from 1991-2011, most recently as a retail systems engineer. Other positions he had in that company were senior pharmacy system support technician, UNIX system administrator and pharmacy system manager. Shaver received his bachelor's in computer science and another bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting, both from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Nathaniel Stead, of Petoskey, campus police officer, public safety. Stead was a police officer for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians from 2006-2011. He received his bachelor's degree in business management from Central Michigan University. Stead also completed training at the Kirtland Regional Police Academy in Roscommon, Mich., and was a member of the Northern Mutual Aid Emergency Response Team.

Chontae Sylvertooth, of Ypsilanti, human resources analyst-compensation and benefits; compensation, employment and human resource information systems. Before coming to EMU, Sylvertooth worked as an HRIS specialist at Masco Cabinetry from 2010-2011.


She also worked as a corporate human resources generalist at Freudenberg- NOK from 2007-2010. In addition, Sylvertooth was a customer service representative for Citizens Bank from 2005-2007. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Ernest Bentley, of Detroit, certified peer support specialist, health and human services.

Cody Flores, of Westland, custodian, custodial services.

Randy Raymor, of Northville, groundsperson, grounds, walks and roadways.

Steven Silva, of Ann Arbor, database administrator, division of information technology enterprise systems.

Nikki Wasillius, of Dearborn, payment and student account specialist, student business services.




Pamela Young

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