Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan

Emily Barnes was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. She will take office on July 5.

Siena Heights University is affliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It enrolls about 1,800 undergraduates and 200 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 59 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Barnes has been serving as interim president of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan. She is the first woman to lead that educational institution. Before being named interim president, Dr. Barnes was provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Cleary University. Her research focuses on organizational strategy, data analytics, education technology, systems infrastructure, learning and curriculum design, and inclusive pedagogy.

Dr. Barnes is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, where she majored in humanities and philosophy. She earned a master of library and information science degree from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis and a doctorate in higher education administration from Maryville University in St. Louis.

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