About Us

Roxanne S. Davies, MS, LMHC
Associate Vice President for Mission and Institutional Effectiveness
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Roxanne Davies has over 20 years of college and university administrative experience. She began working at Barry in 1995 as the Clinical Supervisor in the Student Counseling Center. Since then, she has served as the Director of Quality Improvement with the Business and Finance Division and as the Assistant to the President for Organizational Effectiveness in the Office of the President. She currently serves within the Division of Mission and Institutional Effectiveness where she provides coordination and liaision with senior administrators, faculty, and staff in the areas of mission effectiveness, organizational strategy, higher education collaborative initiatives, and program development. Working closely with the Vice President for Mission and Institutional Effectiveness, she directs and coordinates the responsibilities of the Office of Mission Engagement and implements initiatives and university wide events that further the mission and strategic goals of the university.

Roxanne has college teaching experience in Psychology and Sociology and has been a Licensed Psychotherapist in Florida since 1989. She obtained her master’s degree in educational psychology from Texas A & M and completed her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Barry University in 2012. She is very active in her hometown community of Miami Shores and supports cancer research through a variety of service and fundraising efforts.

Patricia Ramlow, MS
Director, Mission Engagement
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Patricia Ramlow, born in Lima, Perú, obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 1984 and her master’s degree in human resources development and administration from Barry University in 2006. Patricia joined Barry University in 2001 and is currently the Director for Office of Mission Engagement.. Patricia has designed, developed, and delivered training. She serves as a resource for departments and units in their strategic efforts to achieve service excellence by offering internal consultation that may include interviews, observations, customized learning offerings, teambuilding exercises, facilitation of cross training, and retreats. Patricia co-chairs the Quality Improvement Program Committee and manages the Barry CARES Initiative’s feedback data.

Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, JD
Director, Center for Earth Jurisprudence; Coordinator of Mission Integration
Barry University School of Law

Patricia Siemen is a Dominican Sister from Adrian, Michigan and a civil attorney licensed in the states of Florida and Michigan. Her passion is for the ecological health of current and future members of the Earth community – and how they get legal protection through law and governance structures. Since 2006, Pat serves as the Director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence (CEJ), an initiative of Barry University, www.EarthJuris.org. The center’s mission is to advance people and nature’s inherent rights to exist and thrive through legal education, advocacy, policy, and the arts. The center seeks a transformative change in our relationship with the natural world which recognizes nature’s inherent right to exist and flourish. As Director, Pat coordinates the work of CEJ, teaches Earth Jurisprudence/Earth Law courses, is a frequent presenter on law, ecology and spirituality, and collaborates with other Rights of Nature organizations internationally.

As a member of the Office of Mission Engagement, Pat serves as the Coordinator of Mission Engagement and Institutional Effectiveness at the Law School. She coordinates programs at the Law School that support the living of the mission and core values of Barry University, as a sponsored institution of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. She is Co-Chair of the Mission Effectiveness Committee and serves on the University’s Mission Integration Committee and Barry’s Ecological Sustainability Committee.

Before founding the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, she served as the Director of the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College and worked as a legal services attorney for migrant farmworkers and as a staff attorney in the U. S. Department of Justice, Voting Rights Section. Pat served her Adrian Dominican Sisters as a Chapter Prioress and member of the General Council for ten years.

She has her BA from Siena Heights University and holds a Master in Public Affairs from the University of Texas in Austin, and a Master in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland. Her Juris Doctorate is from Northeastern University.

Sister Adela-Iuliana Langa, OP
Coordinator for Mission Effectiveness and Leadership, Mission Engagement and Campus Ministry
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Sister Adela Langa, O.P. is a Dominican sister of Adrian, MI. Originally from Romania, she came to the U.S. in 2003 to pursue graduate studies. She holds a BA in French and English (Literature, Language, and Teaching), and a Masters of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University, OH. From 2003 to 2010 she worked in higher education and in 2010 she joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Prior to entering religious life, Sister Adela taught Writing, Rhetoric, and ESL in Chicago and worked as the Writing Specialist for the Writing Center at Bowling Green State University, OH.

While at BGSU and part of Academic Affairs, Sister Adela worked closely with various departments within Student Affairs. She also partnered with advisors within the Division of Enrollment Management on recruiting students and developing programs to meet students’ needs. In this role, she primarily worked with the University Program for Academic Success, a program that brought together faculty, staff and students.

Since entering religious life, she has used her writing background to minister to women coming out of prison at Grace House in Chicago where she offered writing workshops for self-expression and healing. For a year and half she also volunteered with immigration attorneys helping women tell their stories, doing legal research to prepare cases, and advocating on women’s behalf.

On August 4, 2013, Sister Adela made first profession with the Adrian Dominican Sisters and joined the Dominican Family as a vowed member. She brings to Barry her passion for education and her love for the Catholic faith and Dominican tradition.

Nancy Turetsky
Administrative Assistant, Mission Engagement
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