SHU Promotes Sister Sharon Weber, OP, Ph.D.

Assumes New Title of Vice President for Academic Affairs at Siena Heights University

Sister Sharon Weber, OP, Ph.D., has been promoted to Vice President for Academic Affairs at Siena Heights University effective immediately.  sharon weber.jpg.jpg


Weber first distinguished herself in the classroom at Siena Heights, beginning as an instructor in 1974. She is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and was promoted to Academic Dean at Siena Heights in 1996. She was named the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2000, and will keep those duties.


“Sharon has served this university well over many years,” said Siena Heights President Sister Peg Albert, OP, Ph.D., of the promotion. “She is well-qualified for this position and will provide the necessary academic expertise to assure the continued quality of our academic programs. As we explore new areas of growth for this institution, it is pivotal that we approach all new programs with academic integrity, assure that new programs are consistent with and enhance our mission and that they meet the criterion for financial feasibility and sustainability. Sharon has the professional preparation and experience to assure that this happens.”


Weber is a graduate of Siena Heights and a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, the congregation that founded and continues to sponsor institution located in Adrian, Mich. She received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Siena Heights in 1969, and her master of science and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1972 and 1974, respectively.


She is a member of the American Chemical Society and an associate member of the American Association of University Professors. Weber also sits on various boards, including the Board of Trustees at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., and the Health Education Research Corporation Foundation of ProMedica Health System. She is also a member of the Zonta Club of Lenawee


“I am grateful to Sharon for her willingness to serve in this position and ask that God bless her deeply for her generosity,” President Albert said.


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