Siena Heights University fills 3 leadership positions | #education | #technology | #training

ADRIAN — Three leadership positions at the Adrian campus of Siena Heights University have recently been filled.

Emily Barnes joins SHU as provost and vice president of academic affairs, Susan Shelangoskie has been named the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Joanne Yastik will serve as the university’s director of nursing. In a news release, SHU President Sister Peg Albert said the university is looking forward to working with its three new hires.

“Siena Heights University is so blessed to welcome these three competent, committed and innovative women to our university community,” she said.

Emily Barnes

Barnes begins her new role at Siena Heights July 5. Barnes served as the 11th president (interim) of Cleary University in Howell and was the university’s first woman provost and its first woman interim president. The release said she is known as the academic thought leader behind “The Cleary Mind,” which is described as a “new, unparalleled business arts educational approach.”

She acquired her doctorate in higher education leadership from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her graduate studies were completed in library and information science at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities and philosophy from Indiana University.

Her first faculty appointment, the release said, was in 2010, and Barnes continues to serve as the program chair at Clearly University for graduate leadership programs. Prior to joining Cleary, she was an academic entrepreneur for six years where she implemented digital education, learning management systems, technical infrastructure and online training programs for a variety of colleges and universities.

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