Tom Ayers Named Vice President, Administration and Finance, at Kettering U: President Robert K. McMahan announced the appointment of Tom Ayers as the new vice president for administration and finance at Kettering University in Flint beginning July 1, 2012. Ayers comes to Kettering University having most recently served as the executive vice president for operations and treasurer at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., which has been consistently ranked among the top 10 regional colleges in the Midwest. He led the operational areas of accounting services, human relations, auxiliary services, physical plant and technology services. He was also responsible for leading the budgeting process and for the management of endowment investments. During his time at Huntington, the institution experienced significant enrollment growth and greater financial stability. Two highlights of his experience at Huntington were overseeing the construction of an 80,000 square-foot state-of-art undergraduate science hall and mentoring two of his staff to go on to serve as vice presidents at other private colleges. Prior to Ayers’ service at Huntington University, he served as budget manager and director of personnel at Earlham College and as director of financial aid at Taylor University. Ayers earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Taylor University and later received both a master’s degree in student personnel administration and an MBA from Ball State University. More at www.kettering.edu.
Rave Computer Announces New Hire for Business Development: Sterling Heights-based Rave Computer is pleased to announce its recent hire of Elizabeth Young, who will join Rave’s Business Development team. Young will be focused on modeling, simulation and visualization opportunities within Michigan. “Liz’s past experiences and overall business acumen made her an ideal candidate” said Rick Darter, President and CEO of Rave. “We have been making great progress within Michigan in both defense and commercial markets. Adding Liz to our team will allow us to take the next step and go full force after this thriving sector.” Founded in 1988, Rave Computer is a technology consultant and computer manufacturer providing commercial-off-the-shelf and custom engineered solutions optimized for specific customer requirements. Rave has extensive experience in defense, commercial and educational markets.