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Jan. 19, 2007
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EMU Board of Regents approve 29 new staff appointments

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 29 staff at its regular meeting Jan. 19.

            Of the 29 appointments, 13 (45 percent) are female and 16 (55 percent) are males. The group includes 20 Caucasians (69 percent), six African Americans (21 percent) and one Hispanic (3 percent).

            Those receiving appointments are:

Janice Stroh, of Tucson, Ariz., vice president for business and finance. Stroh was vice chancellor for finance and administrative services at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., from 2003-2006. She previously was vice president for finance at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.; vice president for business and finance at Alfred university in Alfred, N.Y.; vice president for administration and finance at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.; and was in numerous positions at Washington State University. Stroh received her MBA and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University.

Ted Coutilish,of Grosse Pointe, associate vice president, University Marketing and Communications. Before coming to EMU, Coutilish had been director IV in Wayne State University’s Office of Marketing and Communications since 2005. Prior to that, he was director II there from 1999-2005. Coutilish received his master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Detroit Mercy and his bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Wayne State University.

Sharon Abraham, of Southfield, director of diversity/affirmative action. Previously, Abraham owned her own consulting firm, Abraham and Associates, from 2004-2006. Before that, she was director of public school academies and urban partnerships at Oakland University from 2002-2004.  Abraham received both her master’s degree in business administration and her bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and industrial relations from the University of Michigan.

Michael Hague, of Hillsdale, director, student business services, Hague previously was associate vice president, financial services, Adrian College, from 1994-2006. Prior to that, he was a staff accountant for Ernst and Young from 1992-94. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Adrian College.

Ryan Ray, of Ypsilanti, head coach, women’s tennis. Before coming to EMU, Ray was head coach of the men’s tennis team at Indiana State University from 2003-2005. Previously, Ray was assistant coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Saint Louis University from 2001-2003. Ray received his master’s degree in sports management from the University of Oklahoma-Norman and his bachelor’s degree in sports administration and business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Jason Boyce, of Ypsilanti, assistant coach, women’s crew. Boyce previously was head junior women’s coach of the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club and the novice women’s rowing coach in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in Syracuse, N.Y. in 2006; and head junior men’s coach/facility manager for the Saratoga Rowing Association in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. from 2004-2005. Boyce received  his master’s degree in secondary science education from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Shelly Andrews, of Redford, college Web master, College of Education-Dean’s Office. Prior to coming to EMU, Andrews was Web producer at Ford Motor Company from 1997-2006. Before that, she was an adjunct instructor at Henry Ford Community College from 1999-2006. Andrews received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oakland University and her associate’s degree in graphic design from Henry Ford Community College.

Melissa Berry, of Ann Arbor, site coordinator, Center for the Study of Children and Family. Previously, Berry was a community outreach consultant at the University of Michigan in 2006 and was an after-school coordinator at Greenhills High School in Ann Arbor from 2005-2006. Prior to that, Berry was a 21st Century Community Learning Site coordinator at New Brunswick Public Schools in New Brunswick, N.J., from 2002-2005. Berry received her bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University.

Gregg Costanzo, of Ypsilanti, program coordinator,  arts, entertainment and marketing, Campus Life. Costanzo previously was director of campus ministry for Holy Trinity Student Parish from 2003-2006. Prior to that, he was theology department

chair/campus minister for Elyria Catholic High School from 1998-2003. Costanzo received both his master’s degree in pastoral studies and his bachelor’s degree in humanities from Gannon Universty in Erie, Pa.

Robert Dulin III, of Canton, enterprise support tech I, ICT-ATCS. Dulin previously worked as human resources manager at ABC Student Transportation in Detroit during 2006. Prior to that, he was a technical support specialist II for Comcast Corporation in Ann Arbor from 2003-2006. Dulin received his MBA from American Intercontinental University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Brian Erwin, of Ypsilanti, admissions adviser, admissions-internal operations. During 2006, Erwin was a basketball operations assistant, player personnel and scouting intern for the Detroit Pistons. Prior to that, he was an intern that worked with game-day operations and broadcast/multimedia for the Detroit Pistons from 2004-2005. Erwin received his bachelor’s degree in electronic media/telecommunications from Eastern Michigan University.

Kelli Hatfield, of Tecumseh, site coordinator, Center for the Study of Children and Family. Before coming to EMU, Hatfield was director of education at Sylvan Learning Center in Adrian from 2004-2006. Previously, she was lead teacher of sciences at Thomas More High School in Clinton from 2000-2004. Hatfield received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Meilin Kaake, of Howell, construction accountant, physical plant. Kaake previously was an auditor at Gwizdala & Associates in Hartland from 2005-2006. Prior to that, she was a staff accountant at Financial One, Inc., in Plymouth. Kaake received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

Randy Mascharka, of Canton, photography specialist, University Marketing and Communications. Previously, Mascharka was a technical photographer at Ford Motor Company from 1988-2005. Mascharka received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Walter Powers, of Dearborn, workplace education specialist, Center for Workforce Education. Powers had been a workplace education specialist/trainer/technical trainer at Eastern Michigan University for Ford Motor Company’s UAW workers from 2005-2006. Powers received his bachelor’s degree in communication from Central Michigan University.

Leslie Rzeznik, of Belleville, college Web master, College of Arts and Sciences-

Dean’s Office. Prior to coming to EMU, Rzeznik was a database administrator/trainer for Lincoln Consolidated Schools from 2004-2006, as  well as a part-time faculty member at Washtenaw Community College during the same period. Rzeznik received her bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from the University of Michigan.

Kay Sekerak, of Saline, interior designer, physical plant office. During part of 2006, Sekerak was art coordinator for Bartech Group, Inc., in Livonia. Since May 2006, Sekerak was interior designer, under contract services, at Eastern Michigan University.  Sekerak has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from  Eastern Michigan University.

Roberta Towne of Novi, coordinator, bachelor of science nursing program, School of Nursing. Prior to coming to EMU, Towne was coordinator of the nursing program at Davenport University in Dearborn from 2005-2006. Previously, she was house director of Oakwood-Annapolis Hospital from 2003-2006. Towne received her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing, both from Madonna University; and her associate’s degree in nursing from Henry Ford Community College.

Kevin Trepanier of Tecumseh, academic adviser II, CHHS Academic Advising Center. Previously, Trepanier was a counseling services counselor intern at Eastern Michigan University during 2006. Before that, he was a counselor intern at the University of Michigan-Dearborn during 2004 and 2006. Trepanier received his master’s degree in counseling from Sienna Heights University; a master’s degree in the art of teaching, biology, from the University of South Carolina; and his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Michigan University.

Others receiving appointments are:

Matthew Miller, of Ann Arbor, college technical specialist I, ICT-ATCS. 

Jason Foor, of Milan, officer, campus police.

Cindy Harwood, of Ypsilanti, account specialist, financial aid.

Thaddeaus Sims of Detroit, customer service representative II, continuing education, Detroit Regional Center.

Larisa Wesa, of Livonia, customer service representative II, student accounting.

Alicia Whittenburg, of Belleville, customer specialist, student accounting.

Teodoro Andrade, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services.

Christine Kersey, of Belleville, custodian, custodial services.

Robert Larkins, of Ypsilanti, custodian, Student Center custodial.

Alvin Mangandog, of Ann Arbor, custodian, custodial services.

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