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April 01, 2008
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EMU regents approve 28 staff appointments

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 28 staff at its regular meeting April 1.

Of the 28 appointments, 14 (50 percent) are female and fourteen (50 percent) are males. The group demographics include 22 Caucasians (79 percent), five African Americans (18 percent) and one Asian (3 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

Kurt Anderson, of Ann Arbor, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to EMU, Anderson was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Michigan from 2007-2008. Before that, Anderson was a co-coordinator of the offensive and defensive lines at Glenbrook High School in Glenview, Ill., from 2003-2005.  He was a guard/center for the Arizona Cardinals in 2002 and was a member of the University of Michigan’s 1997 national championship team. He received his master’s degree in LBS 1 from National-Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in sports management and communication from the University of Michigan.

Gurleen Kaur, of Jackson, assistant director of operations, financial aid. Before coming to EMU, Kaur was a student loan coordinator  at Lansing Community College from 2006-2008 and also was a front-end processing coordinator there during 2006. Before that, Kaur was a student financial aid coordinator at the University of Missouri-St. Louis from 2003-2006. Kaur received her bachelor’s degrees in management information systems and management organizational behavior, both from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Randall Jobski,of East Lansing, associate director, enterprise application systems,  IT. Before coming to EMU, Jobski was with Formal Management Positions, of

Troy,  from 1997-2008, most recently as an applications delivery manager/program

manager. Jobski received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Loyola University of Chicago.

James Gallaher, of  Canton, director of training and development, organization excellence, Prior to coming to EMU, Gallaher was a senior human resources and organizational development consultant, vehicle, sales, service and marketing at General Motors from 2004-2008. Gallaher received his doctorate in philosophy and master’s degrees in business administration and education, from the University of Illinois; and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in workforce education and development, both from Southern Illinois University.

Acadia Hahlbrock, of Ypsilanti, assistant director, constituent relations, Alumni Relations. Previously, Hahlbrock had been a temporary clerical in Alumni Relations from 2007-2008 and a student assistant there from 2005-2007. Hahlbrock received her bachelor’s degree in fine art and interior design from Eastern Michigan University.

Steven Moore II, of Ann Arbor, principal plant engineer-energy conservation, utilities-electric. Before coming to EMU, Moore was an energy engineer with Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., in Plymouth, from 2006-2008. Previously, he was a project engineer for Horizon Engineering Associates in Northville from 2003-2006. Moore received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Nikki Fritts, of Ann Arbor, lead chef, pastry operations, dining services. Before coming to EMU, Fritts was executive pastry chef at AVI Foodsystems at the University of Toledo from 2007-2008. Previously, she was pastry chef at Main Street IX in Milan from 2006-2007.  Fritts received her associate’s degree in occupational studies at Scottsdale Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Academy.

Amy Nolff, of Dundee, interior designer, physical plant. Before coming to EMU, Nolff was an interior designer/intern architect for A3C Collaborative Architecture in Ann Arbor from 2006-2008. Previously, Nolff was an interior designer for La-Z-Boy Inc., in Monroe, from 2004-2006. Nolff received her bachelor’s degree in interior design and architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a second bachelor’s degree

in architecture also from Lawrence Tech.

Mary Fallot, of Lincoln Park, academic adviser II, continuing education regional programming-administration. Before coming to EMU, Fallot was assistant director of career and education advising at Davenport University from 2006-2007. Fallot also was a part-time counselor at Henry Ford Community College from 1994-2006 and a part-time career services coordinator at Dorsey Schools in Southgate from 2005-2006. Fallot received her master’s degree in guidance and counseling, and her bachelor’s degree in special education, both from Eastern Michigan University.

Sherry Owens, of Jackson, community and events coordinator, continuing education administration. Prior to coming to EMU, Owens was involved in Web communications at Spring Arbor University from 2005-2008 and with media relations at Spring Arbor in 2005. Owens received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Spring Arbor University.

Garrett Whitehead, of Bowling Green, Ohio, E-learning course development instructional designer, continuing education-distance education. Before coming to EMU, Whitehead was an instructional course designer with continuing and extended education at Bowling Green State University from 2002-2008. He also was an instructional consultant for Bowling Green’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology from 2000-2002. Whitehead received his master’s degree in career and technology education from Bowling Green State University.

David Jaworski, of Fenton, coordinator of construction projects-auxiliaries, HDC support services-housing. Before coming to EMU, Jaworski was project superintendent for Krull Construction, Inc., from 2007-2008. Previously, he was a construction manager for Avant Garde Building Company from 2001-2007.

Scott Shaper, of Whitmore Lake, Web developer, Web services. Previously, Shaper was involved in a number of database projects for Washtenaw Community College and the Walled Lake Police Department, as well as Web-based database projects for Eastern Michigan University’s Honors College, Department of Public Safety and Government Relations office. Shaper received his bachelor’s degree in technical communications from Eastern Michigan University.

David Sterling, of Ypsilanti, college technology specialist I, technology-dean’s office. Before coming to EMU, Sterling was a project management consultant for Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor from 2006-2008. Previously, he was project

manager/department manager for Pomeroy IT Solutions in Toledo, Ohio, from 2001-

2006.  Sterling received his bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Toledo.

Nicole Literacki, of Howell, assistant director and McNair adviser, Honors College.

David Todd, of West Bloomfield, campus police officer, public safety.

Wayne Smith Jr., of Brighton, carpenter, undistributed maintenance labor.

Douglas Gotterson, of Westland, master trades person II-plumber/electrician, plumbing.

Shelisa Fields,of Clinton Twp., customer service representative II, student business services.

Bonnie Fitch, of Ypsilanti, senior secretary, School of Technology Studies.

Jillian Hergott, of Ypsilanti, customer service representative II, student business services.

Jenifer Short, of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, customer service representative II, continuing education-administration.

            • Chanda Victoria, of Ypsilanti, senior secretary, HDC support services-dining.

Gale Potter, of Canton, administrative secretary, institutional research and information management.

Stephen Dick, of Howell, custodian, custodial services.

Torrence Hughbanks, of Ypsilanti, custodian, Student Center operations.

Melvin Robinson, of Ypsilanti, custodian, Student Center operations.

Sandra Ainley, of Belleville, course information systems specialist, continuing education regional programming-administration.


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