September 12, 2002

Dean of students appointment rounds out new student services team at U-M

ANN ARBOR—The appointment of Ed Willis as the new dean of students completes a newly or recently appointed team that will enhance student services at the University of Michigan.

Joining Willis, who comes to U-M from a similar position at the University of Toledo, is Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, appointed as associate dean of students, and a new slate of directors in various areas of student services:

· Robert Holmes, ombudsman

· Loren Rullman, director, University Unions

· Todd Sevig, director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

· Kelly Cichy, director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)

· Monita Thompson, co-director, Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community (IGRCC)

"We have worked very hard in recent months to assemble a group of highly experienced and talented people who will focus on broadening and enhancing our ability to help students get the most from their time with us at Michigan," said E.Royster Harper, vice president for student affairs. "Ed and Stephanie will work closely together supported by our new group of student services directors to enhance the lives of our students outside the classroom," Harper said. "With this team in place, we're ready to take our efforts to a new level."

Willis, a New Jersey native, has 24 years of student affairs experience, working at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Rutgers University, St. John's University, North Carolina A & T State University and University of Toledo. His range of experience includes multicultural student affairs, Greek life, student judicial affairs, orientation, women's center, veteran's affairs, student unions, student activities, leadership programs, career services and student development and tutorial services. He has a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University, a master’s degree in education from Rutgers University and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toledo.

Pinder-Amaker received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in psychology from Duke University. After completing a pre-doctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine, she received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Pinder-Amaker has extensive teaching and clinical experience. Since January 2002, she has been providing support and coordination for critical student incidents at U-M.

Holmes has a long history of service at U-M, including positions as director of human resource development, executive adviser for M-Quality and assistant vice president for academic affairs.

Rullman comes to U-M from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where he was assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of student auxiliary services.

Sevig moves into the director's position at CAPS from his role as senior assistant director for clinical services there. He also has worked with IGRCC and has taught classes in that program and in the department of psychology.

Cichy, who took over the directorship of SAPAC earlier this summer, came to U-M from The Women’s Center, Inc., in Carbondale, Ill., where she worked for more than 12 years as a volunteer board member, rape crisis volunteer, sexual assault program coordinator and executive director.

Thompson has been with IGRCC since 1993 as a facilitator, research assistant, trainer and associate director.

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Robert Holmes, Ombudsman
Todd Sevig, CAPS
Kelly Cichy, SAPAC
Monita Thompson, Intergroup Relations, etc.

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