March 13, 2019

Post U. announces new hires, promotions

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Wesley Debnam
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John Bau
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Alicia Garfield

Post University in Waterbury has announced two new hires and one promotion to its programmatic leadership team.

Alisa Hunt, Ph.D., CPA has been promoted to director of graduate studies in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Hunt joined Post as an adjunct faculty member in 2009, moving into a full-time role in 2012 as the assistant academic program manager for the MBA program. Hunt earned a bachelor of business administration in finance from National University and both her master of science and doctorate in education from Capella University.

Nick LoPreiato, D.B.A was named program chair for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at the Baldrige school. A faculty member at Post since 2013, LoPreiato earned a bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University, an MS from National University and his doctorate of business administration from Capella University.

Post has named Alicia Garfield program chair for undergraduate marketing. She most recently was global marketing director for Hologic Inc. in Danbury. Garfield received a bachelor's degree from Providence College and her MBA in finance and marketing from Fairfield University.

Also at Post University, Wesley Debnam has been named vice president of associate experience. Debnam previously was a senior corporate director of human resources for treatment management in Atlanta, Ga. He earned a BS in accounting and finance from North Carolina Central University and an MBA in organizational behavioral studies from Indiana University/Bloomington.


John Bau of Wallingford has been named director of career development for the School of Engineering at Quinnipiac University. Most recently he was a career coach at the Yale School of Management. Before that Bau was a career consultant at the University of Connecticut's School of Engineering.

Bau holds a master's degree in communications from the University of North Carolina/Greensboro and a bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration in public relations from James Madison University.

QU's School of Engineering offers degrees in computer science, cyber security and ABET-accredited programs in civil, industrial, mechanical and software engineering.

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