Yolonda Barnes

Program Chair

Dr. Barnes has worked in higher education for almost 20 years.  Before joining CWI, she worked at Ferris State University and Central Michigan University.  She holds a doctorate in Community College Leadership, a master’s degree in Career Technical Education from Ferris State University, a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Central Michigan University, and an Associate’s degree in paralegal/legal secretary from Oakland Community College.


Dr. Barnes is married and has two children.  She enjoys spending time with family and discovering Idaho. Her passion is helping others to achieve their educational goals.