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Nov. 30, 2004
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EMU regents approve 25 staff appointments

YPSILANTIThe Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 25 staff at its regular meeting Nov. 30.

            Of the 25 appointments, 20 (80 percent) are females and five (20 percent) are males. The group includes 19 Caucasians (76 percent), three African-Americans (12 percent) and three Asians (12 percent).

            Those receiving appointments are:

            • Marcia Szabo, of Redford, assistant director, events marketing and promotions, Convocation Center.  Szabo previously was promoter/production coordinator for Clear Channel Entertainment from 1999-2004. She also was owner of Extended Family Management in Ann Arbor from 1997-2003.

            • Elizabeth Fomin, of South Lyon, instructional technologist II, ICT-Academic Technology and Computing Services (ATCS). Before coming to EMU, Fomin was an adjunct instructor at Henry Ford Community College from 2001-2003. She has been president and interleaf trainer/document specialist of Grantec, Inc., in South Lyon, from 1996 to the present. Fomin earned a master’s degree in liberal studies and a bachelor’s degree in fine art, both from Eastern Michigan University.    

AmyGuey-Fang Chao, of Ann Arbor, senior accountant, vice president for student affairs. Chao previously served as a senior financial analyst at the University of Michigan from 2003-2004 and a financial analyst for Pfizer, Inc., from 1997-2003. Chao earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

Kevin Wei Li, of Ann Arbor, coordinator of library data applications and continuing management, library-general account. Before coming to EMU, Li was a programmer at EMU’s Institute for Geospatial Research and Education from 2003-2004. Li earned his master’s degree in computer science from Eastern Michigan University and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Beijing Union University in China.

            • Sinji Yang, of Ann Arbor, institutional research analyst, Institutional Research and Information Management. Previously, Yang was an IT application developer for UNIVAL, Inc., in Ann Arbor, from 2003-04. During the same period, Yang was a part-time programmer for the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. Yang earned his doctorate in tourism resources and master’s degrees in statistics and economics, all from Michigan State University.

Speros Papalexis, of Brighton, network systems engineer I, ICT-network and Web services. Papalexis previously was a network engineer as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan University from 2003-2004 and a user support specialist for EMU Worldwide from 2003-04. Papalexis earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Eastern Michigan University.

            • Angela Beskow, of Ypsilanti, international student adviser, international students. From 2002-2004, Beskow was an international student adviser at Davenport University. Prior to that, Besko was a temporary academic secretary/office clerk II at the University of Michigan from 2000-2002. Beskow earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

Eva Bosco, of Ann Arbor, medical lab technician, Health Services Administration. Bosco previously was a medical assistant and clinical trial coordinator for Dr. David Vallance in Ann Arbor from 2000-2004. Bosco has certifications in in-situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy and HT (ASCP).

            • Deborah Gerhardt, of South Lyon, medical lab technician, Health Services Administration. Gerhardt previously was a medical technologist at Pediatric Associates of Farmington from 1983-94. From 1978-82, she was a medical technologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Gerhardt earned her bachelor’s degree from Alma College and her ASCP certification in medical technology.

Others receiving appointments are:

            • James Sullivan, of Ann Arbor, dining services unit I leader, dining services.

Tamica Kelly, of Ypsilanti, senior secretary, World College.

Kathleen Kling, of Howell, customer service representative II, Continuing Education Regional Center, Livingston County.

Janice Perez, of Ypsilanti, customer service representative II, Health Services Administration.

Tracy Rich, of Mason, customer service representative II, office of the registrar.

Paula Stoll, of Westland, senior secretary, financial aid office.

Tameka Bow,of Romulus, secretary II, School of Nursing.

            • Randall Cooper, of Ypsilanti, customer service representative, Continuing Education regional programming.

            • Melissa Cox, of Belleville, secretary II, Center for Workforce Education.

Janni Firestone, of Ypsilanti, secretary II, health promotion human performance.

            • Jessica Fox, of Onsted, customer service representative, continuing education distance education/TV.

Rebecca Glaser, of Belleville, secretary II, health promotion human performance.

            • Mary Moos, of Romulus, senior account clerk, continuing education administration.

Mary Morris, of Pinckney, secretary II, department of accounting and finance.

Rosena Russell, of South Lyon, secretary II, leadership and counseling.

Jacqueline Wilson, of Ypsilanti, secretary II, foreign languages and bilingual studies.

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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