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Corporate University Team at Kent State Stark

Faith Sheaffer-PolenFaith Sheaffer-Polen

As director of the Corporate University, Faith manages the personnel and operations of the department, as well as overseeing the Small Business Development Center, a nonprofit organization hosted by Kent State Stark. Utilizing her skills in one-on-one career counseling, group facilitation and business development, she aspires to help the department increase its responsiveness to the region’s professional needs by providing timely and relevant training and support.

Faith holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Kent State University and a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from The University of Akron. She is on the leadership team of the North Canton Executive Networking Group and serves as a member of several professional organizations, including the Stark County Human Resources Association, the American Society for Training and Development and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists.

Julie BlandJulie Bland
Outreach Program Manager

As the outreach program manager for the Corporate University, Julie is responsible for the daily management of programs throughout the life cycle of a project. Clients come to Julie when searching for development opportunities for their employees. With her keen listening skills and quick insight, she is able to provide timely solutions to meet client’s needs. Whether the need is for customized or public programming or a combination of both, Julie can be a resource for you. 
Julie has more than 28 years of experience in the field of human resources and specializes in training and development solutions for adult learners. She is a national member of SHRM, a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Malone University.

Marshall HillMarshall Hill
Outreach Program Coordinator

Marshall is the research coordinator at the Corporate University. His duties include developing and delivering customized survey, research and consulting services to provide organizations with the information they need to make data driven-decisions. He utilizes the latest research technologies in survey development, deployment, data collection and analysis in the design and completion of research projects. Marshall has been involved with various aspects of research, technology and management. His diverse background has spanned survey research, product deployment, customer relationship management, systems analysis and technical support. Marshall holds a master’s of science degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent State University.


Tami HuffTami Huff
Outreach Program Officer

Tami utilizes her skills in organization, administration and customer service to ensure the delivery of premier programming and services to our clients and partners. She serves as the liaison between the staff, clients and consultants/facilitators during the planning, execution and post-evaluation phases of each project. She coordinates all the logistics and details for meetings, training programs, conferences, and special events. Tami received her bachelor's degree in communication arts from Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA.

Mona ZinkMona Zink
Administrative Clerk

Mona serves as the customer information specialist for the Corporate University by assisting program participants in the registration process and providing clients with all necessary program information. Mona assists the contract services team and public programs coordinator in providing support for open enrollment programs by processing participant registrations, maintaining program class files and coordinating program details. Mona is committed to providing excellent customer service to each client.