EMU regents approve 24 staff appointments
YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 24 staff at its regular meeting Nov. 27.
Of the 24 appointments, 12 (50 percent) are female and 12 (50 percent) are males. The group demographics include 18 Caucasians (71 percent), four African Americans (17 percent), one Hispanic (6 percent) and one Asian (6 percent).
Those receiving appointments are:
• John Guarino, of Orlando. Fla., assistant coach, women’s track, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to EMU, Guarino was an assistant women’s track coach at the University of Central Florida from 2004-2007 and a graduate assistant who assisted the women’s track team at Florida State University from 2003-2004. Guarino received his master’s degree in sports administration from Florida State University and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
• Clarissa Russell, of Cleveland, Ohio, manager of regional admissions, admissions office-campus outreach. Prior to coming to EMU, Russell was assistant to the CEO and grassroots advocacy coordinator for government affairs at Henry Ford Health System from 2005-2007, and hospital and health network administrative fellow at Henry Ford from 2004-2005. Russell received her master’s degree in health policy and management from Florida A&M University and her bachelor’s degree in communication from Eastern Michigan University.
• Meg Castro,of Wayne, Mich., assistant director, event planning/conferences, Student Center operations. Before coming to EMU, Castro was special event and conference coordinator for the Ava Maria School of Law from 2001-2007. Before that, she was scheduling manager, special events and student activities, for The Michigan League at the University of Michigan from 1997-2001.
• Andrea Jaeckel, of Galloway, N.J., associate vice president for finance, controller’s office. Before coming to EMU, Jaeckel was associate vice president for administration and finance for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey from 2006-2007. Jaeckel has been in a number of other positions at the college since 2000, including assistant vice president for business and finance, controller, director of fiscal compliance and accounting services, and internal auditor. Jaeckel received her bachelor’s degree in business, accounting and marketing from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
• Meredith Blaine, of Sylvania, Ohio, assistant director, Student Judicial Services. Before coming to EMU, Blaine was a student aid officer in the office of student aid and scholarships at Louisiana State University from 2005-2006. Previously, she was a graduate assistant in the office of student judicial affairs at the University of Toledo from 2002-2004. Blaine received her master’s degree in education and her bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of Toledo.
• Amanda Reynolds, of Belleville, senior secretary, employment and HRIS. Reynolds previously was a temporary human resources clerk at Eastern Michigan University during 2007. Prior to that, Reynolds was a student assistant in human resources at EMU from 2006-2007. Reynolds received her master’s degree in social sciences and her bachelor’s degree in sociology, both from Eastern Michigan University.
• Jasmina Camo, of Hamtramck, program coordinator, DCE (VISION), diversity programs. Camo most recently was with AmeriCorps VISTA, where she served as a staffer for EMU’s VISION office from 2006-2007 and was a mentor tutor for America Reads Tutoring Corps in Ann Arbor from 2003-2006. Camo received her bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from the University of Michigan.
• Suzanne Katoll, of Ypsilanti, site coordinator, Center for the Study of Children and Families. Before coming to EMU, Katoll was director of education for the Sylvan Learning Center from 2002-2007. Previously, Katoll was an English teacher at Light and Life Christian School from 1999-2002. Katoll received her bachelor’s degree in science from Eastern Michigan University.
• Charnessa Paige, of Ypsilanti, program coordinator, Dining Commons ONE, Multicultural Affairs, Multicultural Center. Before coming to EMU, Paige was assistant director for education and training at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center in Ann Arbor from 2004-2007. Previously, Paige was a research graduate assistant for EMU’s Office of Diversity/Affirmative Action from 2002-2004. Paige received her master’s degree in liberal studies and women’s studies from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University.
• Andrew Staley, of Saline, platform specialist I, ICT Enterprise Applications and Servers. Before coming to EMU, Staley was a senior Web application engineer/senior 4GL (oracle) developer, assistant Appleworx administrator at Minacs Worldwide. Staley received his bachelor’s degree in network and information technology administration from EMU.
• Justin Sherenco, of Waterford, information security analyst II, ICT-administrative executive. Before coming to EMU, Sherenco was a security analyst with IBM Internet Security Systems in Southfield from 2005-2007. Prior to that, he was an IT systems consultant for Internet Operations Center, Inc., in Southfield, from 2002-2007. Sherenco received his bachelor’s degree in network and information technology administration from EMU.
• Cole DiCenzo, of Wyandotte, campus police officer, public safety/parking.
• Linda Cannady, of Belleville, senior secretary, Student Center.
• Kanisha Clemons, of Belleville, customer service representative II, office of the registrar.
• Gregory Wester, of Pinckney, custodian, HDC support services-housing.
• Steve Wilson, of Brighton, plumber/maintenance, plumbing.
• Edward Sabo, of Freeport, elevator repair/control specialist, electrical.
• Garrett Hotchkiss, of Ypsilanti, assistant athletic academic program specialist, intercollegiate athletics, academic advising.
• Tania Reis, of Northville, assistant athletic academic program specialist, intercollegiate athletics, academic advising.
• Eric Harris, of Berkley, supervisor, dining services.
• Mary Dumas, of Dexter, administrative assistant II, School of Health Promotion and Human Performance.
• Paul Nucci, of Ypsilanti, program communications coordinator, Small Business Development Center.
• Barnaby Pung, of Lansing, area complex director, HDC support services-housing.
• Russell Sommer, of Ypsilanti, specialist I, Office of International Students.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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