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College Appoints Three Deans to Administrative Team

Notre Dame College has named three new deans to its leadership team.

The College has appointed Beth Ford, M.A., previously dean of admissions and financial aid, as its new dean of enrollment; Mary Ann Schneider, Ph.D., as dean of the Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs; and Karl Rishe, M.A., M.S., as its dean of students.

Beth Ford, M.A., dean of enrollment
Beth Ford

Mary Ann Schneider, Ph.D., dean of the Finn Center forAdult, Graduate and Professional Programs;
Mary Ann Schneider

Karl Rishe, M.A., M.S., dean of students
Karl Rishe

Ford, who has been with the College 13 years, earned a bachelor's degree in business from Notre Dame and a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Akron.

Schneider, who also has been appointed an assistant professor of education at Notre Dame, was chief of academics for White Hat Management, which operates 36 charter schools in six states. Before joining White Hat, she was executive director of Capital University's Cleveland Center; senior director for student life and enrollment management at the University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville, Ohio; and project coordinator for the Paul H. Jones Child Development Center and part of the Center for Educational Leadership Service, both at the Kent campus of Kent State University.

Also with Kent State, Schneider was director of academic affairs and student services for the Geauga Campus and director of student life and career services at the Trumbull Campus. S

he earned her master's degree and doctorate, both in educational administration, from Kent State.

Rishe previously served as assistant director of residence life and coordinator of first-year residence education for a total of seven years at Case Western Reserve University. He also worked as living center director at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., and residence director at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

He is working toward a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Akron. He earned a Master of Science in communications from Grand Valley State, to go along with a Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Akron. He also has a bachelor's degree in communications from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.