IU East announces new professional staff and positions

December 17, 2012 |

Indiana University East welcomes new professional staff to campus this fall. The continuous increase in enrollment for IU East requires additional staff members in order to further enhance the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution. This fall, IU East reached a historic enrollment of 4,186 students.

Elaine Bruns is an advising coordinator and interim disability services coordinator in the Office of Student Support Services. She is an advisor and advocate for participants in the program with an emphasis on those students who are at highest academic risk.  Previously, Bruns worked for IU East as an adjunct faculty member and an academic coordinator.

She received her Master of Science in Adult Education from IUPUI and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin College. She is a member of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee for Financial Aid and Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel.

Bruns is a resident of Richmond, Ind.

Bailey Hall is an assistant director of admissions for the Office of Admissions. As an assistant director, Hall provides assistance to incoming students, helps to organize campus events for admissions, leads campus visits and tours, and works with students in the Student Ambassadors program.

She is a recent graduate of Earlham College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in art history. While at Earlham, she worked as a teaching assistant for Survey of Western Art and History of Craft, as a residence assistant and community assistant for the Office of Residence Life, and as an office assistant for the Earlham College Department of Fine Arts Office. She also had an internship through the Richmond Art Museum.

Hall is a resident of Richmond, Ind.

James Healton is the instructional tech/multimedia production specialist for the Center of Teaching and Learning. His job duties include consulting with students, faculty and staff on large video projects, performing video/audio taping, teaching how to edit video, basic knowledge of cameras or videotaping, and assisting with surveys and faculty course evaluations.

Healton is a recent graduate from IU East. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. While at IU East, he completed an internship with WDTN-Channel 2 and was a volunteer producer and director for “In Your Business.” He was also a work study student with the Center for Teaching and Learning and worked for the Centerville Abington School Corporation as a member of the grounds crew.

Healton is a resident of Richmond, Ind.

Liz Ferris is the Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator for University College. She develops and manages career service and experiential learning programs for students to help them to prepare for internships, experiential learning opportunities and entering the job market. Ferris also develops community partnerships and works with faculty.

Previously, she was the coordinator of Twenty-first Century Scholars, a position she had held since January 2006. She was also the area director for the Greater Richmond Young Life from 2004-2005.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Taylor University. Ferris is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Management program at IU East.

Ferris is a resident of Cambridge City, Ind.

Jack Haggenjos is the academic development coordinator in the Office of Student Support Services. He coordinates support services for program students including tutorial assistance, learning lab service, diagnostic assessment, study skill workshops, financial and economic literacy assistance, and academic and cultural activities.

Previously, he taught English at Richmond High School and Ivy Tech Community College.

He received his Bachelor of Art in English from the University of St. Francis and his Master of Science in Education from Indiana University.

Haggenjos is a resident of Richmond, Ind.

Kristan Kanorr is the student coach and counselor for University College. She assists first-year students with the transition to college to help students to be successful and to retain more students. She works closely with students to advance toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree by helping students enhance their study skills, on their choice of a major, personal finances, time management, work/school conflicts, sense of purpose and career direction, engagement on campus, and connecting students with the many resources offered by IU East.

Kanorr received her Bachelor of Arts in Sport Administration and a Minor in Marketing from Ball State University where she also earned her Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and a Minor in Executive Development for Public Service.

Formerly, she was the assistant property manager of Forest Oaks Apartments in Muncie. In her spare time, she was the assistant girls’ varsity tennis coach for Delaware Community Schools. While at Ball State, she worked as an intern for the Academic Support Services for Student Athletes, was a graduate assistant in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, and worked in the Office of Student Life, for Recreation Services and was a resident assistant.

Kanorr is a resident of Cambridge City, Ind.

Angela Schultz has moved to University College as a New Student Counselor. Schultz was previously with the Office of Admissions as an assistant director. In her new role, Schultz spends part of her time in the Admissions Office working with prospective students at the admitted level. She then follows those students as a first-year coach in the University College office during their first semester.

Before joining IU East in May 2008, Schultz was the domestic coordinator for Communities United Partnership in Sierra Leone, Africa.

Schultz received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Minor in Gerontology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her Master of Business Administration from Anderson University.

Schultz is a resident of Eaton, Ohio.

Amanda Vance is the assistant director of Campus Life. She works collaboratively with the director of Campus Life to deliver a comprehensive program of student activities, student clubs and organizations, and student government and supports a broad range of student programming and activities to enhance student engagement and retention.

Previously, Vance worked for the Office of External Affairs as the Student Activities and Campus Events Specialist.

Vance received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from IU East in May 2012.

She is a resident of Lynn, Ind.