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June 19, 2007
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EMU regents approve 27 staff appointments

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 27 staff at its regular meeting June 19.

            Of the 27 appointments, 14 (52 percent) are female and 13 (48 percent) are males. The group includes 20 Caucasians (74 percent), five African Americans (19 percent) and two Hispanic (seven percent).

            Those receiving appointments are:

Thomas Green, of, Florham Park, N.J., vice president for enrollment. Previously, Green was interim associate vice president for enrollment services and special consultant for California State University, Monterey Bay, from 2006-2007. Before that, he was associate vice president for enrollment services at Seton Hall University from 2000-2006. Green received his doctorate from Seton Hall; his master’s degree from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Ill.; and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

David Bolyard, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., assistant coach, men’s wrestling. Most recently, Bolyard was an assistant wrestling coach at Central Michigan University from 2005-2007. While wrestling for Central Michigan University, he was a four-time national qualifier and 2005 Mid-American Conference champion in the 165-pound weight class. Bolyard received his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship from Central Michigan University.

Timothy Bilbrey,of Medina, Ohio, assistant coach, strength and conditioning, intercollegiate athletics. Previously, Bilbrey was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Kent State University from 2005-2007. During 2005, he was strength and conditioning coach for the Detroit Tigers. Bilbrey received his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Kent State University.

David Donnelly, of Winfield, Ill., assistant coach, men’s basketball. Before coming to EMU, Donnelly was an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2002-2007. He also served on the men’s basketball staff there from 1998-2002. Donnelly received his master’s degree in sport management/physical education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois University.

Ann Marie Gilbert, of Lansing, Mich., head coach, women’s basketball. Previously, Gilbert was an assistant basketball coach/recruiting coordinator for Michigan State University from 2002-2007. Before that, she was head women’s basketball coach at Oberlin College from 1994-2002 and associate athletic director there from 1997-2002. She also was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Oberlin from 1993-1994. Gilbert received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oberlin College.

Douglas Potter, of  Birmingham, Mich., associate director of admissions for transfer services, admissions. Potter received his bachelor’s degree in history from Alma College. Prior to coming to EMU, Potter was assistant director of admissions at Central Michigan University from 2006-2007. Before that, Potter was an admissions representative at Adrian College from 1998-2000.

Douglas Dowdy, of Dover, Del., associate athletic director, intercollegiate athletics-administration. Previously, Dowdy was associate director of athletics/facilities and event operations at Delaware State University from 2005-2007. During 2005, he was a consultant to collegiate athletics and was an assistant director of athletics/internal operations at Illinois State University from 2002-2004.

Li Zheng, of Ann Arbor, database analyst programmer, English language and literature.  Before coming to EMU, Zheng was an information resources associate at the University of Michigan Asia library from 2004-2007. He also was a computer lab assistant at Washtenaw Community College from 2003-2007 and a project leader for EMU’s International Student Office World Hospitality Project from 2000-2007. Zheng received a master’s degree in computer information science from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in economy and trade from the Business School of Shanghai University in Shanghai, China.

Donald Keller, of Howell, Mich., coordinator of data management and communications, College of Technology-dean’s office. Keller most recently was director of finance at Budco, Inc., in Highland Park, Mich., from 1998-2007. Before that, he was assistant manager, finance and venture development, at Delphi Energy & Engine Management Systems in Flint, Mich. from 1997-1998. Keller received his master’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Walsh College.

Diane Reynolds of Ann Arbor, dietetics clinical coordinator, School of Health Sciences. Most recently, Reynolds was an adjunct lecturer in EMU’s School of Health Sciences from 2004-2007 and president/registered dietitian at Reynolds Nutrition. Inc., in Ann Arbor from 1998-2007. Reynolds received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Mercy College of Detroit.

Merianne Dembrow, of Royal Oak, Mich., business consultant, Small Business Development Center. Dembrow previously was a consultant with her own business, Meri Dembrow, LLC, in Royal Oak from 1999-2007. Before that, she was a senior financial analyst at Domino’s Pizza International, Inc., from 1997-1999. Dembrow received her MBA in finance from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University.

Stanley Goff, of Detroit, business consultant, Small Business Development Center. Goff most recently was an associate at The Corporate Finance Group in Detroit from 2000-2007. Before that, he was a financial analyst for Pilot Industries, Inc., in Ann Arbor from 1995-2000. Goff received his master’s degree in finance from Walsh College and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wayne State University. 

Scott Teasdale of Wayne, Mich., administrative associate I, Institute for the Study of Children and Families. Before coming to EMU, Teasdale was the boys freshman soccer head coach at Divine Child High School from 2005-2007. He also worked at Lifetime Fitness from 2004-2007, serving as a night operations supervisor and a media specialist. Teasdale received  his bachelor’s degree in management from Western Michigan University. 

Gayatri Mohan-Iyengar, of Ann Arbor, accountant II, grant accounting. Previously, Mohan-Iyengar was an accounts assistant IV at the University of Michigan’s Artificial Intelligence Center and Laboratory from 2002-2007. Before that, she was an Internet consultant for Merit Network at the University of Michigan from 2001-2002.  Mohan-Iyengar received both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Madurai Kamaraj University in India.

Others receiving appointments are:

Corey Whitney of Jackson, Mich., foregrounds person, custodial services.

Shana Thompson, of Redford, Mich., officer, campus police, public safety/parking.

Jami Krause, of Westland, Mich., secretary II, special education.

Nancy Romano,  of Canton, Mich., secretary II, fine arts.

Luann Gibbs, of Belleville, Mich., customer service representative II, registrar’s office.

Erica Ginyard, of Ann Arbor, senior secretary, collaborative school improvement program.

Lorraine Hallinen, of Canton, Mich., senior secretary, Access Services.

Catherine Hassett, of Westland, Mich., customer service representative II, Regional Center Detroit-Continuing Education.

Cynthia Yarbrough, of Detroit, customer service representative II, Regional Center Detroit-Continuing Education.

Tashia Miller, of Southfield, Mich., customer service representative, student accounting.

Mark Sercu, of Ann Arbor, custodian, custodial services.

Jay Sofen, of Canton, Mich., laundry operator, equipment maintenance-intercollegiate athletics.

Scott Hartman, of Ypsilanti, assistant unit manager, dining services.

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