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Huntington University Arizona announces new hire, promotion

Posted 6/6/23

Huntington University Arizona has announced the hiring of Jamie Sanfilippo and the promotion of Tiffany Glazier.

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Huntington University Arizona announces new hire, promotion


Huntington University Arizona has announced the hiring of Jamie Sanfilippo and the promotion of Tiffany Glazier.

Sanfilippo returns to HU Arizona after spending the past few years working for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in Washington, D.C. She returns to the university in a brand-new role: dean of Huntington University Arizona.

"Huntington University Arizona holds a special place in my heart, and I am beyond thrilled to return to this exceptional institution in a new leadership capacity,” Sanfilippo said. “Working alongside such dedicated professionals who are deeply committed to making a lasting impact on Christian higher education is an honor. I am eager to contribute my skills, knowledge and unwavering dedication to help shape the future of Huntington University Arizona and build upon its already stellar reputation."

In this role, Sanfilippo, who holds a PhD in higher education administration from Azusa Pacific University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Saint Louis University, will be responsible for assessing target student markets, hiring and directing campus personnel, and providing oversight for student recruitment, marketing and student learning.

Sanfilippo will begin this new role effective July 1.

“We are extremely excited to launch the next stage of HU Arizona by adding a dean to oversee our work in Peoria,” said Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “Dr. Jamie Sanfilippo, returning to us from her role in the national CCCU office, has agreed to serve as the first dean of Huntington University Arizona. We are blessed to have her talent and enthusiasm as we strategically grow our footprint there.”

Glazier, currently the coordinator of student support services at HU Arizona, will take on the role of director of Arizona operations when the current director, Jeff Berggren, transitions back to Huntington University’s home campus in Indiana.

"I can't begin to replace Jeff, but I am looking forward to continuing the mission of Christ, scholarship and service to the next generations of students at HU Arizona," Glazier said.

“Tiffany brings a high level of knowledge, experience and connectedness to her new role as director of Arizona operations,” said Russ Degitz, Huntington University’s chief operating officer. “Tiffany’s previous work and engagement at HU Arizona will be a tremendous asset as she supports students, faculty and staff in this role. We are excited for her to step into this new opportunity and use her skills to serve Christ and serve others.”

Huntington University Arizona opened its doors in 2016, welcoming students seeking a degree in digital media arts. Since that time, students have created regionally and nationally awarded work, including ADDY awards, BEA Best of Fest awards, and Emmy Student Production Awards.

The 30,000-square-foot building houses bachelor’s degree programs in animation, film production, broadcast media, and graphic design. The facility features film and TV studios, high-end computer classroom/labs, private editing suites, a state-of-the-art TV control room, a Foley pit, a host of EFP and cinema cameras, and lighting gear for student production work.