WMU News

Russell moves to new post in student affairs

Jan. 19, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Sharon Seabrook Russell has been named to the recently created position of director of business operations in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

In addition to managing daily office operations, supervising support staff, and numerous other duties for the Division of Student Affairs, Russell is responsible for coordinating grant-writing activities and directing outreach and service activities, including those related to fund raising and scholarships. She began her new duties Jan. 16.

Russell came to WMU as the Department of Theatre's business manager and publicist in 1990 and became an assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations in 1994.

Said Jamie Jeremy, director of alumni relations, "There is no question that the WMU Alumni Association has benefited greatly from having Sharon as a member of our staff for the past six years.

"Sharon has guided the growth and expansion of our constituent societies, in particular the initiation of the Haworth College of Business Alumni Society; has enhanced the programming for our 50 year reunion as well as for the Golden Associates; and was instrumental in the success of our first-ever Black Alumni Reunion," said Jeremy.

Russell received a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts from Loyola University in 1977 and a master of arts degree in communication from the University of Illinois in 1983.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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