FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June. 20, 2000

CONTACT: Linda Rider

linda.rider@emich.edu

EMU REGENTS HIRE 38 NEW STAFF MEMBERS

YPSILANTI - The appointments of 38 new Eastern Michigan University staff members were approved by the Board of Regents at its regular meeting Jan. 20. Of the appointments, 21 (55%) are female, five (12.5%) are African American, and one (2.5%) is Hispanic.

All appointments were effective immediately. Joining Eastern Michigan's staff are:

Dennis Stolte, director IT financial systems, university computing. Stolte earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and zoology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. He was project manager at M&I Data Services, Ann Arbor; and supervisor/project leader at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan before coming to EMU. He resides in Ann Arbor.

Ronald P. Woody, assistant director, IT user services, university computing. Woody earned his bachelor's degree at Eastern Michigan University in political science and secondary education. Previously, he was computer systems consultant at M-Care (University of Michigan) and claims department trainer at Care Choices/Mercy Health Services. He resides in Ypsilanti.

Daniel F. Gaymer, director, communications and marketing, continuing education. Gaymer earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at Wayne State University and his master's degree in administration at Central Michigan University. He was director

of continuing education, director of the Highland Attendance Center, and adjunct faculty member at Detroit College of Business. He resides in Walled Lake.

James Boone, Jr., head coach, men's basketball, intercollegiate athletics. Boone earned his bachelor's degree at West Virginia State College in accounting and his MBA at the University of Kentucky. Previously, he was head basketball coach at Robert Morris College (Moon Township, Pa.) and head basketball coach at California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pa.). He resides in Ypsilanti.

Bruce Gregory, football operations manager, intercollegiate athletics. Gregory earned his bachelor's degree in physical education at Western Maryland College (Westminster, Md.). Previously, he was assistant football coach at the University of New Haven (Westhaven, Conn.) and offensive coordinator at Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.). He resides in Ypsilanti.

David Pilipovich, assistant coach, men's basketball, intercollegiate athletics. Pilipovich earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at Thiel College (Greenville, Pa.) and his master's degree in regional planning at California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pa.) He was assistant basketball coach at Robert Morris College (Moon Township, Pa.) and assistant basketball coach at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Ga.) He resides in Ypsilanti.

Glenn Gutierrez, assistant coach, men's basketball, intercollegiate athletics. Gutierrez earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at West Liberty State College (West Liberty, W.Va.) and his master's degree in geography and regional planning at California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pa.). He was assistant basketball coach at Robert Morris College (Moon Township, Pa.) and assistant basketball coach at California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pa.). He resides in Ypsilanti.

LaMonta A. Stone, assistant coach, men's basketball, intercollegiate athletics. Stone earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at Wayne State University. Previously, he was a

teacher and coach for the River Rouge (Mich.) School District, and basketball coach for the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He resides in River Rouge.

Mike Durand, assistant coach, strength and conditioning, intercollegiate athletics. Durand earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Wa.) and his certification as a strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Previously, he was strength and conditioning coach for the Oakland Raiders (Alameda, Ca.) and for the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah). He resides in Ypsilanti.

Nathan L. Jackson, mainframe analyst/programmer II, university computing. Jackson earned his associate's degree in data management at Thompson Institute (Harrisburg, Pa.). Previously, he was programmer/analyst at Kendall-Davis Resources (Clawson, Mich.) and programmer/analyst at Cue Data Services (Hingham, Mass.). He resides in Ann Arbor.

Joshua D. Morast, platform specialist II, university computing. Morast is studying for his bachelor's degree in individualized studies at Eastern Michigan University. Previously, he was network communications specialist at Pinckney Community Schools (Pinckney, Mich.) and programmer/analyst I/II at Eastern Michigan University. He resides is Ypsilanti.

John R. Bundridge, career development associate, career services. Bundridge earned his bachelor's degree in personnel management at Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio) and his MBA at the University of Detroit. Previously, he was senior human resource manager at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, Mich.) and human resource manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP (Detroit, Mich.) He resides in Davisburg.

Brian Filipiak, senior user consultant, learning resources and technologies. Filipiak earned his bachelor's degree in communication technology at Eastern Michigan University. Previously, he was a higher education and K-12 account executive at Holcomb's Education Resource (Jackson, Mich.). He resides in Ypsilanti.

Jeff MacDonald, microcomputer support specialist II, divisional technology services. MacDonald attended Eastern Michigan University's computer science program. Previously, he was a consultant for New Image Systems and Services, Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and a senior network specialist for UUNET, Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) He resides in Ann Arbor.

Letitia J. Simmons, workplace education specialist, Center for Management and Leadership. Simmons earned her bachelor's degree in accounting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Pa.) and her master's degree in literature from Eastern Michigan University. Previously, she was an instructor, graduate assistant and teaching assistant at EMU. She resides in Ypsilanti.

Patricia Breilein, program assistant II, continuing education. Breilein earned her bachelor's degree in education at the University of Minnesota, Morris (Morris, Minn.) and her master's degree in physical education and recreational administration at Eastern Michigan University. Previously, she was coordinator of the Washtenaw Community College Southern Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and director of financial aid and student records for Cleary College (Ypsilanti, Mich.) She resides in Manchester.

Ron Podell, assistant manager news services, public information. Podell earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at Franklin College (Franklin, Ind.). Previously, he was staff writer at Fieldston Publications, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) and investigative/municipal reporter for the Montgomery Journal (Rockville, Md.). He resides in Ypsilanti.

Christopher Rutherford, associate director, Project Upward Bound. Rutherford earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at Wayne State University and his teaching certificate/M.Ed. at the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, Mich.) Previously, he was an Internet solutions consultant at Internet Security Systems (Novi, Mich.) and legislative analyst for Detroit City Councilman, Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. (Detroit, Mich.). He resides in Detroit.

Azhar McNeal, center manager, continuing education. McNeal earned his bachelor's degree in English and his master's degree in educational leadership at Eastern

Michigan University. Previously, he was a graduate assistant at EMU's academic service center and regional representative at EMU-Livonia. He resides in Detroit.

Karen Sanborn, writer I, public information. Sanborn earned her bachelor's degree in telecommunications at Michigan State University. Previously, she was a media relations manager for Ameritech. She resides in Livonia.

Linda Bieszczad (Canton), senior secretary, financial aid office.

Vicki Diaz (Ypsilanti), senior secretary, Holman Learning Center.

Denise Grooms (Newport), senior secretary, geography and geology.

Susan John (Ypsilanti), senior secretary, College of Business dean's office.

Lisa Parott (Wayne), account specialist, university planning, budgeting and analysis.

Dawn Rivard (Warren), senior secretary, finance/computer information.

Linda Tubbs (Ann Arbor), senior secretary, Project Upward Bound.

Joanne Bosky (Ann Arbor), secretary II, political science.

Allana Clevenger (Saginaw), secretary II, history and philosophy.

Kara Corwin (Ypsilanti), secretary II, intercollegiate athletics administration.

Nicole James (Canton), secretary II, College of Arts and Sciences dean's office.

Patricia Neibert (Canton), secretary II, leadership and counseling.

Lisa Nicholson (Westland), secretary II, intercollegiate athletics administration.

Tina Skeel (Ypsilanti), secretary II, intercollegiate athletics administration.

Kaye Stachlewitz (Ypsilanti), secretary II, teacher education.

Cerasela Vlad (Dearborn), data entry clerk II, payroll.

Cathy Mullins (Ypsilanti), clerk, telephone services.

Theresa Musgrave (Ypsilanti), custodian, custodial services.

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