Jolia Hill Named Director of Charter Schools’ Program at Eastern Michigan University

Courtesy of Eastern Michigan University
Courtesy of Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti announced that Jolia Hill has been named director of the charter schools’ program.

“Jolia Hill is a dynamic K-12 education leader with deep experience that spans more than 25 years,” says Rhonda Longworth, provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs at EMU. “She brings outstanding leadership and expertise to our team, and we are excited to welcome her.”

Hill joins EMU from Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), where she served as manager of public-school academies, Title I, homeless, and foster care since 2010. At Wayne RESA, she managed public school academies authorized by the Wayne RESA Board of Education to ensure compliance with the Michigan Department of Education, and federal and charter contract-based guidelines and requirements.

The Charter Schools Office at EMU oversees 12 public school academies located in the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Genesee, and Saginaw. These schools offer a variety of innovative approaches to educating students.

“I am excited and humbled to join the Eastern Michigan University family,” says Hill. “I look forward to continuing the rich legacy of ensuring EMU maintains a diverse portfolio of excellent charter schools to meet the needs of K-12 students in southeastern Michigan.”

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, her master’s degree from Syracuse University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University.