The Board members of SAFE were chosen for their particular expertise, and experience in board membership and matters of education and business administration. They also demonstrate quality character and interest in serving students.
Dr. Hans N. Sheridan is a career educator. He began as a teacher of business education and accounting. He was an instructor of School Administration and Law courses at Ball State University. He was a school administrator in Muncie Community Schools and Fort Wayne Community Schools. In Fort Wayne Community Schools’ central office, he was the Director of Student Services and Assistant to the Superintendent in the development of Magnet Schools. He was the principal of Wayne High School. In business he was the Vice President of software development company KBSI, Inc in Texas, Director of Human Resources for the City of Fort Wayne, and the CEO of the Scottish Rite Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Remound W. Wright II is currently President, Strategic Growth and Acquisitions Division at Gregory Holdings dba Blue Water Mortgage. He holds an M.B.A. and has had extensive experience in the business sector. Remound was a Senior Auditor with increasing responsibility in the automotive, healthcare, retail and not-for-profit business segments. He then, had a series of financial positions of increasing responsibility within the Westinghouse Electric Company including several rotational assignments in Westinghouse's Corporate Audit Staff, Senior -Financial Analyst, and Senior Planner Financial and Strategic Planning. Wright served as Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning for Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Company, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Reporting directly to the President, he had responsibility for coordinating the development of new business development plans and strategic plans. Remound has also been Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for North American Van Lines where his primary role was development of annual financial and three-year strategic plans. Latter, he accepted the role of the inaugural Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE) at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. Wright has served from 2003 to the present as an associate faculty member in the Entrepreneurship program at Richard T. Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.
Dr. Roger W. Ringenberg has served in numerous teaching and pastoral roles. He has taught classes for the Weber School at Grace College; Taylor University, Upland; Taylor University, Fort Wayne; Fort Wayne Bible College/Summit Christian College; and Jamaica Theological Seminary. His teaching experience at these institutions includes a myriad of Biblical Literature classes, Religious Studies classes, and Philosophical Studies classes. Dr. Ringenberg has been a youth pastor, assistant pastor, interim preaching pastor, and head pastor at various churches. He has written for publications, sat on multiple discussion panels and given a great number of presentations on a variety of subjects such as spiritual leadership, the Old Testament, world religions, and cross-culture communication.
Glenda Ervins is the 21st Century Scholars Regional Outreach Coordinator for 13 northeast Indiana counties which include over 16,000 families in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitely counties. Glenda is responsible for recruiting scholars and providing early college awareness through workshops and college visits. She works with community youth-serving organizations, local schools and colleges to promote messages about planning, preparing and paying for college completion. Glenda earned her BA from Indiana University and has been involved in providing youth support services for the past several years. Her career with the 21stCentury Scholars program began in 2005, when she served as Student Coordinator, and later promoted to Regional Site Director in 2008. Glenda has also had vast experience with public speaking and human resources consultation and management.
andre' douglas pond cummings is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Indiana Tech Law School. He received his Bachelors of Science degree with a major in sociology from Bringham Young University. He then received his law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He has authored or co-authored a variety of public and professional articles, chapters, and books and chairs or serves on committees offering his expertise to both public and private organizations.
"MY son is much more able to express what he learns at school. Before, he was unable to cognitively say what he was learning when I asked him. Now. he can clearly share what he is learning. I like to have that feedback because I know that he is not only learning, but also understanding." -SAFE Parent