Fort Hays State University has welcomed three new faculty and staff members for the semester.
Santina Dechant began this spring as the new full-time coordinator of the Thomson Prometric Test Center.
Dechant, a Hays High School graduate, was formerly office manager at the FHSU Kelly Center.
Dr. Reginald Nnazor will begin in June as a new full-time associate professor of educational administration and counseling. He will also serve as chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Counseling, beginning next fall.
Nnazor received his Nigeria Certificate in Education in 1981 from the Federal Advanced Teachers College in Abeokuta, Nigeria, and his B.A. in education and English in 1984 from the University of Nigeria. He earned his M.A. in educational administration in 1994 from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and his Ph.D. in higher education in 1998 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Nnazor comes to FHSU from Kentucky State University, where he was an assistant professor of education and coordinator of accreditation for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Teacher Work Sample in the School of Education.
Darren Silkman has moved from a classified to an unclassified position as a telecommunications network service technician.
Silkman attended Cloud County Community College in Concordia and came to FHSU in 2003.