University Welcomes New Faculty, Staff

August 16, 2022
By Larry Isch
Posted in About
New Employees

University of the Ozarks welcomed approximately 30 new employees to the University family on Aug. 16 for New Employee Orientation.

Among the new faculty and staff who took part in the workshop were (seated, from left) Krista Denne, instruction and outreach librarian; Sierra Jasna, assistant softball coach, Dr. Daniel Fudge, assistant professor of political science; Heath Spillers, science laboratory coordinator; Star Lowery-LaGrone, instructor of health science; Bishop Bass, interim head men’s and women’s tennis coach; Nichole Sherman, director of student engagement; Terry Hatcher, coordinator of records and data services; Lauryn Houston, office coordinator for the Office of Administrative Services;

(Second row, from left) Lori Wineland, Student Support Services advisor and skills coach; Margo Duvall, visiting assistant professor of art; Dr. Christie Sampson, assistant professor of biology; Dr. Leanita Pelts, instructor of education; Adriana Giraldo, public safety officer; Stephenie Squire, student account coordinator; Libby Vaught, instructor of sustainable agriculture; Dr. Chris Sarver, assistant professor of political science; Karlee Swartz, creative director;

(Third row, from left) Jake Holland, associate director of alumni engagement; Jacob Barker, assistant baseball coach; Richard Capovilla, public safety officer; Darrell Shaw, director of Ozark Outdoors; Jack Johnson, assistant men’s basketball coach; JT Ryan, assistant women’s basketball coach; Stephen Adams, information technology manager; and Ye Wang, assistant professor of psychology.

(Not pictured:) Murat Atasoy, assistant professor of environmental science; Amanda Bohannon, housekeeping; MaKenzie Douglas, JLC academic coordinator; Macy Foss, adjunct instructor in humanities; Matthew Foss, instructor of communication; Tony Marvel, public safety officer; Thomas Pennington, adjunct instructor in social science; Eugene Rogers, public safety officer; Elizabeth Sinor, JLC academic coordinator; and Nathan Ynacay, adjunct instructor in humanities.