Office of Business Affairs

Business Affairs Leadership Team

Jeff Evans is currently vice chancellor for business affairs and has responsibility for facilities operations, financial services, human resources, and public safety.  He has been in this role since June, 2011 and prior to this he was director of human resources at the University of Michigan - Dearborn beginning in 2003.  Additionally, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate level classes in human resources management at UM-Dearborn.  Prior to his U-M experiences, he worked for Northwest Airlines as director of human resources for the Detroit WorldGateway, as well as prior corporate and operational HR assignments. Preceding Northwest, he began his career at Hilton Hotels, beginning in their professional development program and progressing through positions in Chicago and Minneapolis. During his undergraduate years, he worked in summer college assignments at General Motors Corporation.  Jeff has his B.S. in Employment Relations from Michigan State University and his M.B.A from the University of Michigan.

Judy Modelski  is currently the assistant to the vice chancellor for business affairs and serves as the campus liaison for Freedom of Information requests and the newly implemented university Minors on Campus policy. Judy has served at UM-Dearborn throughout her career which began as a student on campus. Prior to Judy’s current role that began in 1992, Judy served as the manager for auxiliary services which included housing, copy center, vending, and telephone operations and serving as liaison for contracted food and bookstore services. Prior to that appointment, Judy served as the Conference Coordinator at the Henry Ford Estate and was responsible for events and tour activities. Judy has both her B.S. in English and her M.P.A. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Jody Pear is the Executive Secretary in Business Affairs, serving in this role since May 2013 as interim and then officially since October 2013.  Prior to this, Jody served in roles as Administrative Assistant in Facilitates Operations, Executive Secretary in Enrollment Management for Student Life, and also held various positions in Financial Aid during her first 10 years on campus.  Jody has nearly 25 years of progressive experience at UM-Dearborn. She has her Bachelor of Science in interior design (with honors) from Eastern Michigan University.

Carol Glick joined the University in October 2012 as the Executive Director for Facilities Operations. Her professional experience in facilities and operations management includes the preparation and management of multimillion-dollar budgets, extensive facilities and energy management experience, and leadership roles in a variety of venues.  She has an extensive background in change management and is lean six-sigma green belt certified.  Before joining the university, she served as the director of facilities support services at Providence Park Hospital in Novi where her responsibilities included emergency management and facilities operations.  She also spent 11 years with DTE Energy, most recently as the director of applications engineering and project management.  Her early experiences included facilities and energy management roles for F&M Distributors, Perry Drug Stores, and the City of Southfield.  Carol is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the State of Michigan.  She received her Master of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University and her Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.

Noel Hornbacher brings significant University of Michigan experience to his current role as Director of Financial Services. He worked in Student Financial Services in Ann Arbor for his first six years and then progressively advanced within Financial Services in Dearborn for the next ten years.  He also served as Interim Director of Financial Aid from 2006-2007.  Noel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University graduating from the Honor's Program and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with Dean's Scholar distinction.

Keisha Blevins is currently Associate Director in Academic Human Resources and she has been employed by the University since November 2005. She has held roles as a Human Resources Consultant and Human Resources Representative at the Health System and in Staff Human Resources, where her responsibilities included administration of collective bargaining agreements and advising on the interpretation and application of a broad range of human resources policies, procedures and practices. She has received certifications in human resources and mediation. Keisha holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. Her current responsibilities in Academic Human Resources include administration of the GEO contract and advising units on academic personnel matters.

Kevin Williams was appointed Police Chief and Director of Public Safety at the University of Michigan – Dearborn in May 2014. Kevin brings a significant amount of leadership and public safety experience with him from higher education, city, and county police entities. He is most recently Police Commander at the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University, where he has been employed since 2010. Prior to Arizona State University, Kevin's career accomplishments include: over 20 years of progressive experience at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), including significant lieutenant experience; Corrections Division Commander at the Lane County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office; and Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Oregon. Kevin is originally from Detroit and graduated from Mercy College of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy) with a bachelor of arts degree in law enforcement. Upon graduation, Kevin was recruited to join the LAPD. In 2004, Kevin completed his graduate work with a master of arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. His education continued with graduation from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) command development program and the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) – command college, class #5.