Dr. Michael Collette, professor of management in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University, received the 2014 United Way Volunteer of the Year Award. Stefanie Leiter, manager of online communications and community relations specialist, received the United Way Outstanding Coordinator. Both awards were presented at the annual dinner last night.
Collette has worked at Anderson University since 1977 and served as a member of the institution's executive team as vice president of marketing and strategic planning from 1986 to 2011. He returned to teaching as professor of management in 2011. He also served as director of placement services and academic advising, director of special academic programs and senior planning officer, and vice president for enrollment management and information systems.
Collette earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration with a cognate in Organizational Development from Indiana University.
Leiter is a 2005 alumna with a BA in mass communications. She has served the Office of University Communications since 2005 in previous roles as web editor and web content manager. Leiter has been the coordinator for the AU campus United Way Campaign since 2011 and is the advisor for the Student United Way. She also serves on the institutional marketing committee and the student success committee.
Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.