June 25, 2002
CONTACT: Ward Mullens


YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 46 staff at its regular meeting, June 25, 2002.
Of the 46 appointments, 26 (57 percent) are female, six (13 percent) are African American, three (7 percent) are Hispanic, one (2 percent) is Asian and two (4 percent) are American Indian.

Those receiving appointments are:

Donald Wood, of Taylor, director, employee relations. Wood comes to EMU from the city of Taylor, where he was director of personnel from 1999-2002. Prior to that, he was a labor relations specialist for CSEA Inc., from 1989-99. Wood earned his master’s in labor and industrial relations and his bachelor’s degree in public administration with honors, both from Michigan State University.

William Winters, of Ann Arbor, director, distance learning, Continuing Education. From 2000-2001, Winters was a senior consultant/research analyst for Divine/March FIRST. Prior to that, he was an Internet strategist for Enlighten from 1999-2000. Winters earned his MBA and a bachelor’s degree in communication, both from the University of Michigan.

Donald Anderson, of Ypsilanti, director, access services, Access Services Office. Anderson most recently was a hearings/privacy officer for Washtenaw Community Health Organization from 2001-2002. Previously, he was director of educational accessibility services for Wayne State University from 1997-2001. Anderson earned his master’s in counseling and his bachelor’s degree in English, both from Michigan State University.

Donald Clay, Jr., of Ypsilanti, zone manager, custodial. Before coming to EMU, Clay was a maintenance crew leader for Charter Township of Ypsilanti from 2000-2002. Before that, he was executive housekeeper for Peoples Community Hospital Authority from 1974-86. Clay earned his associate’s degree in public/business administration from Washtenaw Community College.

James Bridge, of Columbus, Ohio, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Prior to coming to EMU, Bridge was a graduate assistant at Ohio State University from 2001-02; an assistant offensive line/tight ends coach at Bowling Green State University from 2000-01; and an assistant offensive line coach at The Citadel from 1996-2000.He earned his master’s of education in sports administration from Bowling Green State University and his bachelor’s degree in history from Wittenberg University. He is currently a master’s of education sports psychology candidate at the University of Virginia.

Alton Lavan, of Overland Park, Kansas, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Prior to coming to EMU, Lavan was an assistant running backs coach with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1999-2001. He also has served as an assistant football coach with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons. Lavan is a graduate of Colorado State University

Karla Alexander, of Fort Wayne, Ind., instructional technologist II, information and communication technologies. Alexander was director of the Teaching and Learning Technology Center at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind. from 1999-2002. She earned her master’s of library services from Indiana University and her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Saint Francis College.

Andrew Daniels, of Manchester, instructional technologist II, information and communication technologies. Daniels was most recently Web manager for Techstreet in Ann Arbor from 2000-2002, and an instructional designer for Compuware in Farmington Hills from 1997-2000. Daniels earned his master’s in instructional technology from Wayne State University and his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University.

Kathryn Robertson, of Detroit, instructional technologist II, information and communication technologies. Before coming to EMU, Robertson was a senior education specialist for IBM/Lotus Software from 1997-2002. Prior to that, she was a principal instructor at New Horizons from 1994-97. Robertson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind.

Esther Gunel, of Plymouth, student services associate, foreign student affairs. Prior to coming to EMU, Gunel was a marketing analyst at in Troy. Previously, she was a market research analyst for CENTROBE, also in Troy. She earned her master’s in communications and her bachelor’s degree in business administration, both from Eastern Michigan University.

Carl Isaacs, of Shelby Twp., academic adviser of special populations, College of Education Academic Services Office. Before coming to EMU, Isaacs was a workforce development specialist for Goodwill Industries. He earned his master’s in guidance and counseling from Wayne State University and his bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Michigan State University.

Jeffrey Lewis, of Ypsilanti, project coordinator, Continuing Education and interdisciplinary technology. Lewis was a deputy sheriff with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office from 2000-2002. Previously, Lewis was a police officer for EMU’s Public Safety Department from 1999-2000. Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree in public safety administration from Eastern Michigan University and is currently working toward a master’s in information security.

Jill Nicholas, of Livonia, academic adviser II, College of Business, Dean’s Office. Prior to coming to EMU, Nicholas was a program coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1999-2002. Previously, she was a student services director and interim director of student services at the University of Wisconsin-Fon du Lac from 1997-1999. Nicholas received her master’s in college student personnel from Western Illinois University and her bachelor’s degree in Spanish/psychology from Bowling Green State University.

Eric Ward, of Ferndale, coordinator health education, employee wellness and health services. Before coming to EMU, Ward was a program coordinator at StayWell in Trenton from 1998-2002 and was an adjunct teacher at Henry Ford Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor College.

Elizabeth Bales, of Livonia, medical lab technician, health services. Bales was a medical lab technician for Henry Ford Health system in Plymouth from 2000-2002 Before that, she was a medical laboratory technologist at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Bales received her associate’s degree in medical technology from Schoolcraft College.

Neva Baron, of Ypsilanti, academic adviser, arts and sciences dean. Baron was a media coordinator for School-Tech, Inc. in Ann Arbor from 2001-2002, and has worked as an evaluator for Measurement Inc., an educational assessment company in Grand Rapids and Ypsilanti. Baron received her master’s in geography from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in English and history from Central Michigan

Amy Gohs, of Ypsilanti, academic adviser, academic advising. Gohs was previously an assistant director of career services at Hope College from 1998-2002. Gohs earned her master’s in counseling from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in personnel administration from Michigan State University.

Michelle Hadlock, of Ypsilanti, budget analysis I, director academic affairs and budget operations. Hadlock previously was an office manager for Dining Commons ONE from 1996-2001. Hadlock earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

Cynthia Merritt, of Southfield, academic adviser, academic advising. Merritt was an admissions and academic adviser at Walsh College from 1996-2002, and was counselor at Lewis College of Business from 1995-96. Merritt earned her master’s in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Ferris State University.

Mia Milton, of Ypsilanti, administrative associate I, Comer Schools. Milton previously was a department supervisor at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport from 2001-2002 and a community relations coordinator at SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti from 1998-2000. Milton earned her bachelor’s degree in written communications from Eastern Michigan University.

Laurie Wilson, of Ann Arbor, coordinator, marketing and events, Continuing Education. Wilson was a creative marketing specialist at FundBalance, Inc., in Ann Arbor from 1997-2002. Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in written communication and anthropology from Eastern Michigan University.

Other appointments include:

Dawn Bodis, of Davison, customer service representative II, Continuing Education;
Gretchen Browning, of Westland, senior academic evaluator/recorder, records and registration;
Dana Clanton, of Ypsilanti, customer service representative II, admissions;
Ann Miller, of Belleville, secretary; academic programs;
Heather Damon, of Ypsilanti, secretary II, College of Education clinical suite;
Amy Dargo, of Belleville, secretary II, leadership and counseling;
Erica Dressel, of Ypsilanti, secretary II, history and philosophy;

Amanda Graves, of Ypsilanti, senior clerk, records and registration;
Mary Gunn, of Brighton, library assistant II; LR&T, library
Akosua Slough, of Ypsilanti, secretary II, continuing certification;
Matthew Blanshard, of Ann Arbor, postal clerk, mailroom;
Harry Dion, of Dexter, master skilled trades-plumber, physical plant;
Keith Travers, of Roscoe, laundry operator, intercollegiate athletics;
Gary Cloud, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Leslie Hall, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Kyle Isenegger, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Bryan Kennedy, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Juan I. Perez, of Ypsilanti , custodian, custodial;
Juan N. Perez, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Sean Podell, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Xinia Reyes, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
Cathy Schuh, of Milan, custodian, custodial;
Nancy Stratton, of Romulus, custodian, custodial;
Karen Turner, of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial;
David Varney, of Belleville, custodian, custodial.