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Dr. Cassandra Hill
September 27, 2022

Dr. Cassandra Hill named dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

Associate professor will also serve as interim dean of the International School of Art & Design

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Cassandra (Carlson) Hill as dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design. Hill began her duties on July 1.

Before joining Finlandia, Hill ventured coast-to-coast, holding her first tenure-track position at Cal. Poly-San Luis Obispo in California, advancing to tenured professor and eventually associate chair of communication, media, [...]

Michael Stuber
August 18, 2022

Stuber (’22) joins FinnU Finance Department

Finlandia University’s Finance Department is pleased to welcome Michael Stuber (‘22) as their newest accountant. Stuber (Hancock, MI) graduated from FinnU’s International School of Business in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in Business Management. 

“I am excited to be working at Finlandia University because it allows me the opportunity to stay in my hometown and be close to my friends and family,” Stuber said. “I am also excited to be [...]

Ethan St. Germain
August 2, 2022

Alumnus Ethan St. Germain joins Finance Department

Ethan St. Germain (’21) joined Finlandia’s Finance Department as an accountant in Spring 2022. St. Germain started his accounting career as a student-intern and work-study with the Finance Department during his junior year. 

“After graduation I worked for a cultivation and retail company. It was a vertically integrated rather new company called Ottawa Innovations/Higher Love. Being a new company in a new industry was very exciting, fast paced, and really helped me build my skills and gain experience in a broad [...]

Deb Paver Headshot Photo
July 20, 2022

Paver joins FinnU as new Social Media Specialist

Deb Paver has joined Finlandia’s Marketing & Communications Department as the University’s new Social Media Specialist. While higher education is a fresh industry for her, marketing and social media have been her realm of work for the past five years. Along with previous photo, design and marketing freelance work, Paver most recently served as marketing manager for a brewery near her hometown of Grand Rapids.

She lived alongside the Flying Dutchmen at Hope College while studying for her undergrad, receiving a [...]

Teresa Hill
May 6, 2022

Teresa Hill joins Human Resources staff

Finlandia is pleased to welcome Teresa Hill as the University’s new Human Resource Generalist. Hill began her duties in April with FinnU’s Human Resources Department.

Shortly after attaining a Bachelor of Science in History from Central Michigan University, Hill began her career in Human Resources. In addition to her Professional Certification in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University, Hill brings more than 15 years of experience to the new position.

“My husband and I are both passionate about education and I [...]

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February 10, 2022

Finlandia welcomes Luke Morrill as V.P. for Student Development and Dean of Students

Finlandia is pleased to welcome Ed.D. Luke Morrill to lead its Student Affairs staff as new Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students. Luke brings with him 17 years of experience working in student affairs and higher education.

Morrill attained a Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling from the University of Nebraska Kearney before attaining his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. Serving as director of residential life, assistant dean of students, [...]

December 14, 2021

Student Affairs welcome Alex Hilterbrand as Director of Student Engagement

Alex Hilterbrand, FinnU’s new Director of Student Engagement, was welcomed into the student affairs staff this past November 2021. Although this will be Alex’s first experience working in higher education, her background and education play important roles as to why she has been selected to help with expanding student engagement at Finlandia. 

Hilterbrand’s education started at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota with their Wilderness Management Associate degree program and continued at Bemidji State University with their Wilderness Management [...]

Renee ONeill
October 7, 2021

O’Neill begins as Assistant Nursing Professor for College of Health Sciences

Renee O’Neill has joined the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences faculty as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. O’Neill earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis and her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. This will be her first year teaching at the university level and she looks forward to getting to know the other staff and students during the fall semester. 

“I am excited to be starting [...]

September 30, 2021

Dowling (’10) joins as PTA Instructor for College of Health Sciences

Alumna Sami Dowling (‘10)  joined Finlandia’s Hirvonen College of Health Sciences this fall as an instructor for the university’s Physical Therapist Assistant program. Dowling has 11 years of licensed clinical experience and many more years of observation.

“Being able to come back and work at the institute that gave me so much as a student is such a powerful feeling. I feel like I now get to give back to the University and new students. I bring knowledge and [...]

Beth Agen 2021
September 13, 2021

International School of Business hires new Assistant Professor of Management

Beth Agen recently joined Finlandia’s International School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management.

Agen attained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications from St. Norbert College, an MBA with a concentration in Leadership from Liberty University and is currently completing her doctoral thesis for a Doctorate of Education, EdD, in Organizational Leadership: Organizational Development, from Grand Grand Canyon University. Agen brings more than 20 years of management experience to the new position including work on accreditation for three different [...]