Roxanne S Davies, PhD
Associate Vice President for Mission and Institutional Effectiveness
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
Office of Mission Engagement, Director
Patricia Ramlow, 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 is currently the Director for Office of Mission Engagement.
Patricia has always demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the service offered to our students. She has designed, developed and delivered training for work-study students and work-study supervisors with the goal of enriching and making the work-study experience a learning opportunity. She also serves as a resource for departments and units in their strategic efforts to achieve service excellence by offering consultation and customized training. Patricia manages the Barry CARES feedback and advocates for creating a caring and student centered university community that listens to the students. She takes time to ensure Barry CARES letters are responded in a timely manner by all units and facilitates the data to identify opportunities for improvement that will benefit students, faculty, staff and the Barry community at large.
Patricia is the co-chair of the QIP Committee and is part of the BEST Advisory Task Force. In recent years, both committees have collaborated in enhancing the sustainability efforts at Barry University. She also serves in other university wide committees and task force groups.
She is an active member of the Lutheran Church and has served in leadership roles with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She is currently involved with B.O.L.D. Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) through her congregation.
Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, JD
Director, Center for Earth Jurisprudence;
Coordinator of Mission and Institutional Effectiveness
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.
Adela-Iuliana Langa, MA
Coordinator, Mission Effectiveness and Leadership
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Originally from Romania, Adela 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 taught Writing, Rhetoric, and ESL in Chicago. She also worked as the Writing Specialist for the Writing Center at Bowling Green State University, OH.
While at BGSU and part of Academic Affairs, 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.
In 2010 she joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters with whom she discerned religious life until 2014. 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. She brings to Barry her passion for education and her love for the Catholic faith and Dominican tradition.