EMU Board of Regents approve 15 staff appointments
YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 15 staff at its regular meeting March 21.
Of the 15 appointments, nine (60 percent) are female and six (40 percent) are males. The group includes seven Caucasians (47 percent), seven African Americans (47 percent) and one Asian (6 percent).
Those receiving appointments are:
• Stephannnie Harvey, of Ypsilanti, assistant director, athletic marketing and promotions, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to Eastern Michigan, Harvey was manager of the telemarketing division of Hilton Grand Vacations Company in Orlando Fla., from 2003-2006. Prior to that, she was director of marketing/community affairs for the NBA Developmental League’s North Charleston Lowgators from 2001-2003. Harvey received her master’s degree in sports administration and her bachelor’s degree in communications (broadcast), both from Grambling State University.
• Josh Buis, of Zeeland, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to EMU, Buis was a defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for Grand Valley State University from 2004-2006. Prior to that, Buis was a graduate assistant who worked with the offensive line at Northwestern University from 2002-2003. Buis received his bachelor’s degree in health and physical performance from DePauw University.
• Kacey Atkinson, of Wyandotte, senior financial aid adviser, financial aid. Prior to coming to EMU, Atkinson was coordinator of counselors at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from 2003-2006. Before that, she was a financial aid/admissions specialist manager at Nova from 1998-2003. Atkinson received her master’s degree in student guidance and counseling from Nova Southeastern University and her bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from Eastern Michigan University.
• Sean Braden, of Redford, coordinator, construction projects-housing, HDC support services-housing. Prior to coming to EMU, Braden was project manager for George J. Hartman Architects, P.C., in Bloomfield Hills from 1994-2006. Braden received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.
• Asad Habib, of Ann Arbor, web analyst/programmer I, ICT-enterprise applications and integration. Before coming to EMU, Habib was a J2EE developer at AME Company in Ann Arbor from 2005-2006. Prior to that, he was a Web software developer for the University of Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering Department from 2003-2006. Habib is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Michigan.
• Shamyle Nesfield, of Detroit, program coordinator, YYEA, office of academic service-learning. Before coming to EMU, Nesfield was project director for the Youth Innovation Fund: Ypsilanti Youth Empowered to Act in Ypsilanti from 2005-2006. Before that, Nesfield was project director for Parkridge Community Center’s holiday youth program from 2003-2004. Nesfield received her degree in community organization from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree in social work from New York University.
• Diana Rhoton, of Manchester, accountant II, student accounting. Rhoton previously was accounting manager for the Ann Arbor Art Center from 2001-2006. Rhoton received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Others receiving appointments are:
• Shavaughn Barnes, of Southfield, account specialist, financial aid.
• Angelina Broderick, of Livonia, program assistant I, YYEA, office of academic service-learning.
• Sean Gray, of Southfield, intake counselor, Small Business Development Center.
• DeVon Harris, of Ypsilanti, parking control clerk, parking.
• Brian Kantz, of Kalamazoo, assistant manager-ticket operations, Convocation Center.
• Shondella Patterson, of Ypsilanti, fast food worker, dining services.
• Michele Rich, of Canton, customer service representative, continuing education non-credit programs.
• Aimee Westover, of Monroe, customer service representative II, continuing education, regional center-Monroe.
Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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