WMU News

Conferences and Seminars has new program coordinator

Sept. 7, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Cathy Colella of Kalamazoo has been appointed a program coordinator in Conferences and Seminars at Western Michigan University. Colella had been interim executive director of the Art Center of Battle Creek, Mich., which she joined in 1999 as associate director.

In her new position at WMU, she will develop, manage and market noncredit programs, conferences and workshops for a variety of clients. Her responsibilities for each assignment will include budget management, supervision of logistical and administrative details, and production and dissemination of promotional materials.

Colella served as development associate at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., from 1996 to 1997; a human resources specialist at Staffco Services Inc. in Birmingham, Mich., from 1995 to 1996; and an administrative assistant with numerous human resources duties at the Northpointe Heart Center in Berkley, Mich., from 1989 to 1995.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in visual art from WMU in 1999.

WMU's Conferences and Seminars unit provides a wide range of noncredit educational programming, including conferences, customized training for business and industry, courses to meet continuing professional education requirements, and certificate as well as professional development programs. A part of the Division of Continuing Education, it also provides complete conference management services for local, state and national events sponsored by on- or off-campus clients.

More information about Conferences and Seminars is available online at <www.wmich.edu/conferences>.

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

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