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Olivet College faculty and staff appointed to boards
Mar 14, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. Several Olivet College faculty and staff were recently appointed to serve on various boards. New appointments include:

Mike Fales, director of church relations and campus ministries, was appointed to the 50th anniversary committee for the national United Church of Christ (UCC), with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Fales will help plan the anniversary celebration which will culminate in 2007 with their General Synod in June in Hartford, Conn.

Fales, a 1975 graduate of Olivet, has been with the college since 1992.

Douglas Gilbertson, director of student administrative services, was appointed private sector representative for the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA) board. Gilbertsons responsibilities include coordinating information and announcements for private sectors, colleges and universities. He will also participate in summer and winter training conferences. The MSFAA is a state organization that brings together postsecondary schools and other public and private organizations involved with providing financial aid for students.

At Olivet, Gilbertson supervises the colleges Student Administrative Services Center, which includes student employment, financial accounts, financial aid and the registrars office.

A resident of Marshall, he joined Olivet in 2002.

Janet Tsang, head athletic trainer and chair of the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Department, was recently named chairperson of the placement committee of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS). Tsang will maintain position announcements for the MATS organization, as well as develop resources for potential employers.

MATS is a not-for-profit organization formulated to assist its members and to educate the public on the role of a certified athletic trainer within the health care profession.

Tsang, of Lansing, has been with the college since 2001.

Charlie Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs, was elected to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Management Council. The NCAA is a voluntary organization through which more than 1,250 colleges and universities govern their athletics programs and the participation of student-athletes. Wilsons appointment continues through 2009.

At Olivet, Wilson supervises the Academic Support Services Center, which includes career services, academic advising, the writing program, at-risk intervention and the honors program. He also directs the colleges special education endorsement program and serves as one of the colleges faculty athletic representatives on the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Associations Board of Control.

Wilson, of Lansing, has been with the college since 1999.


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