Shelly Holanda

Shelly Holanda joined Cleary University in 2016 and currently serves as Vice President of Finance. In her role, Shelly oversees finance, financial aid, and information technology departments. Shelly reports directly to the President of the university and is a member of the executive leadership team. She also works directly with the Treasurer and Finance Committee […]

Sara Barnwell, PhD

Sara Barnwell is the Dean of Academic Operations at Cleary University.  Sara has been with Cleary University since 2006 when she started as adjunct faculty, moving into a full-time role in 2007.  Sara works across academics, athletics, admissions, finance, human resources, and technology to ensure a positive student experience.  While most of Sara’s work is “behind […]

Dr. Regina Banks-Hall

Dr. Regina Banks-Hall, SHRM-CP, is Cleary University’s Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies and Professor of Business. In this role, Dr. Banks-Hall focuses on program creation, faculty development, student retention, recruitment, and learning outcomes for graduate programs. She holds a BA in Business Management and an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from […]

Heather Bateman

Cleary University announced the hiring of Heather Bateman as the school’s new Director of Athletics on August 21, 2019. Bateman comes to Cleary with an impressive and expansive career in athletic and campus leadership having most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Student Life & Athletics at Jackson College.  Prior to her leadership role at Jackson College, […]

David C. Hayes, MS, MFA

In addition to serving as Dean of Undergraduate Studies, David Hayes teaches classes in communications, English, philosophy and marketing. Hayes earned a B.A. in English from Michigan State University; a B.S. in Psychology from Grand Canyon University; an M.S. in Forensic Psychology at Walden University and an M.F.A. in writing from National University. He has […]

Dr. Matthew Lynn Bennett

Dr. Matthew Bennett is Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Cleary University, a role in which he oversees comprehensive engagement activities through enrollment, marketing and communications, intercollegiate athletics, corporate development, alumni engagement, and philanthropic support. Bennett earned a BBA and MBA from Northwood University in Midland, Mich., and a Doctor of Business Administration from […]

Emily Barnes, MLS, Ed.D.

Provost Emily Barnes, MLS, Ed.D., is the 11th president (interim) of Cleary University who assumed office on May 8, 2020. Barnes is the University’s first female provost and first female interim president. In 2020, she acquired a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University. She completed graduate studies in academic librarianship and human-computer interaction […]