EMU has appointed Chiara Hensley to serve as its new Ombuds. “I love helping students find their way and grow through the often complex and difficult challenges of college life,” Hensley said. “Having been an EMU student, I know the campus and can relate to the student experience firsthand, which brings a helpful lens to the work I do as ombuds.”
According to a profile in the local independent newspaper, Hensley grew up in Ann Arbor, but moved to Los Angeles, Calif. after graduation to work in film and television production, becoming executive assistant to model Tyra Banks. She graduated from the
University of Michigan and then earned a master’s degree from EMU.
She then worked for 12 years as a professor, program director and counselor at Pasadena City College. Last year, she also earned a doctorate in education from Nova Southeast University. (Eastern Echo; LinkedIn.)
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