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Experienced faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success, possess relevant degrees in their fields of study and practical experience in their fields—this is the Siba difference

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Cynthia Musterman , President

Ms. Musterman holds a B.A. in Communication from Arizona State University, and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis. In addition to her duties as President, Ms. Musterman serves as Academic Dean for evening school students.

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Emily Huey , Career Services Director Retail Management / Fashion Merchandising Faculty

Ms. Huey holds a B.S. in Clothing & Textiles, and an M.S. in Workforce Education & Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Ms. Huey is a member of Fashion Group International and has more than a decade of experience in recruiting, marketing and retail operations.

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Ratesha Nicholson , Department Head / Business Administration

Mrs. Nicholson holds a B.S. in Finance from University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.  Mrs. Nicholson has been a member of the faculty since 2004 and teaches courses in Business Administration and Fashion Merchandising. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, she currently supervises the library and is the advisor for Siba Student Government.

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Judy Plattner , Co-Department Head / Interior Design

Ms. Plattner holds a B.S.H.E. in Housing and Interior Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has more than 25 years experience in her field. In addition to her duties in the classroom, Ms. Plattner continues to maintain her own interior design business.

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Jeffrey Pounds , Academic Dean

Mr. Pounds holds a B.F.A. in Interior Design from Maryville University and an M.A. in American Culture Studies from Washington University. Mr. Pounds has been a member of the faculty since 2001, teaching courses in General Education, Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising. In addition to course loads and administrative duties, Mr. Pounds has been the Principal of SOTA Designs, Inc. since 1999.

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Ginger Reinert , Department Head Tourism & Hospitality Management

Ms. Reinert holds a B.A. in English/Spanish from Texas A&I University, and an M.A. in Human Relations from Webster University. On the faculty since 1995, Ms. Reinert has extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Emilee Schnefke , Registrar & Department Head/General Studies

Mrs. Schnefke holds a B.S. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a M.S. in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University.  Mrs. Schnefke has been employed at Siba since 2007 where she began as an Admissions Recruiter. In addition, she serves as the Registrar and currently teaches courses in General Studies and Business Administration.

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Chrissa Siampos , Financial Aid Director

Ms. Siampos holds an M.B.A. from Washington University.  She also holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Ms. Siampos was employed with Boeing for twelve years, and now looks forward to serving the students of Siba.

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Rebecca Simmons , Operations Administrator/Faculty

Ms. Simmons holds a B.A. in Management and an M.B.A. from Webster University. She has nine years of office administration experience. In addition to her administrative duties, Ms. Simmons teaches Business courses.

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Lynne Wasson , Department Head / Retail Management / Fashion Merchandising

Ms. Wasson possesses a B.S. in Clothing and Textiles and an M.S. in Vocational Education Studies from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Ms. Wasson has been a member of the faculty since 1995 and teaches courses in Fashion Merchandising, Retail Management and Business. She currently holds the office of Treasurer of the St. Louis Chapter of Fashion Group International.

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John Willmon , Director of Admissions

Mr. Willmon came to Siba in June of 2000 after 30 years in the U.S. Navy.  He has earned Associate Degrees in Paralegal Studies and Business Administration from Siba.  He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/Management from Excelcior College.


In addition to our highly qualified full-time faculty members, Stevens – The Institute of Business & Arts employs gifted and dedicated adjunct instructors, most of who work full-time and/or maintain businesses and practices in their respective fields of expertise.

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