President Hires New Executive Assistant

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sterling College's new Executive Assistant to the President Amy Boyea has had to hit the ground running. Boyea began her job on November 30, one week before the College began its comprehensive evaluative visit from the Higher Learning Commission, the College's accrediting agency.

"It's been a fast learning curve," she said. Boyea comes to the College from Hospira, Inc., a global pharmaceutical and medication delivery company with an office in McPherson, where she served as an administrative assistant in the Human Resources Department.

"I am delighted to have Amy join our team," said Sterling College President Dr. Paul J. Maurer. "She will play an important role in the fulfillment of the College's most important objectives and I look forward to her partnership."

Boyea graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 from Emporia State University, where she completed a major in management and a minor in accounting. At ESU Boyea was also initiated into three honor societies, including the selective business society Beta Gamma Sigma. At Hospira she participated in Six Sigma, an efficiency training seminar, and was certified as a Green Belt.

"I like organization and setting up working routines, so I was interested in being an executive assistant," said Boyea. "I also wanted to work for a Christian non-profit organization. Sterling College combines both of those for me."

Boyea already has strong ties to the area. She is a 2004 graduate of Nickerson High School and much of her family lives in Nickerson. She and her husband, Leon, a wildland firefighter, also live in Nickerson.