Antonelli College Announces New Hires and Internal Promotions

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Antonelli College Announces New Hires and Internal Promotions
Carroll to take over as Dean of Students    

CINCINNATIFrances Carroll and Yolanda Steward have been promoted within the Antonelli College downtown Cincinnati campus. Carroll, the former Medical department chair was named the Dean of Students while Steward will take on additional responsibilities within the Admissions department as an Associate Director.  Deborah Smith-Clay, Alisa Gravesand Sean Redman have also been added to the organizational roster.

“Having the ability to promote from within our own organization speaks volumes of our current employees,” said Campus President Karen Gautreau. “Frances and Yolanda are two incredibly talented, passionate people. Each has proven the Antonelli College family is continuously their top priority and their student-first focus is second to none.

“I am happy to welcome our newest additions, Deborah, Alisa and Sean, as well. Each has the potential to contribute to our campus immediately.” 

As the Dean of Students, Carroll’s main responsibility will be to advise and advocate on behalf of the general well-being of the student body.

“Frances has played a tremendous role within her department,” said Gautreau. “Beyond her excellence in the classroom, she has done everything in her power to help our students find success. A true educator, Frances happily served as the faculty advisor and mentor to the Medical Club and has been instrumental in coordinating pre-certification testing prep classes for program alumni.”

Carroll holds a Bachelors of Arts in Microbiology from the University of Texas, where she graduated with honors in the Golden Key National Honor Society, and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University. Prior to Antonelli College, her experience included time at Georgetown University, Washington DC, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health in the area of Molecular Virology and HIV Research. She continued her career in the field of Medical Research at the James N. Gamble Institute of Medial Research at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Steward first began with Antonelli College in March, 2010 as an Admissions Representative. In that time, she has been continuously rated as one of the top representatives in the department.

“Yolanda is a very special person with an affable attitude which allows her to relate to the students like no one else. Though she is involved in the early stages of a student’s life at Antonelli College, she makes it a point to not lose track of anyone once they are enrolled,” said Gautreau.

Steward is a graduate of Central State University and has previous experience in case management.  

In light of Carroll’s promotion, Smith-Clay will assume her duties. With the change in leadership, the department will now be referred to as Allied Health; it will continue to house the Medical Coding, Massage Therapy and Medical Administrative Assisting programs.

Smith-Clay, a retired U.S. Army Colonel (1982-2005), brings both military and civilian experience to her new role. Most recently she was the Nursing Executive Chair at the National American University. In her five-year career with the institution, she developed and implemented allied health programs, including CNA, LPN, ASN and BSN and is an active member of Collegiate Nurse Educators in Kansas City.

During her military career she served as Senior Nurse Manager at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Education Branch Director at Fort Sam Houston and Section Chief at Darnall Army Hospital. 

Smith-Clay holds a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Central Arkansas and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from State College of Arkansas; presently she is pursuing her doctorial degree in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Graves joins the Career Services Department as a Coordinator after just over two years with Jim Beam Brands as a human resources professional. Her education includes a Master Certificate in HR Management from Villanova University and a Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. She is an active volunteer with Stop AIDS of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.

Finally, Sean Redman joins the staff as the head of maintenance. Redman, takes over for Dale McCleese, who retired from Antonelli College with more than 20 years of service to the College and its population.  He brings many years experience installing residential HVAC systems and most recently worked at the Greater Cincinnati International Airport as a driver. He is well versed in all aspects of facility maintenance.

Antonelli College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), registration number # 90-03-1270-T. It offers students the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents in the arts, business and IT, health and well-being or medical into professional skills. A well-known asset of the visual arts community in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1947, Antonelli College offers degree programs at both their downtown and West Chester locations as well as two campuses in Mississippi and online.

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