About the Division of Community Learning
Baldwin Wallace University has always been a proud neighbor and strong partner to the City of Berea, Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and beyond. Since its founding in 1845, BW has remained focused on being a place for learning and exploration.
The university established the Division of Community Learning in 2021 to strategically develop, support, and administer community-based educational initiatives across all colleges/schools and their respective departments on- and off-campus. The DCL is focused on creating accessible opportunities for our community to work alongside our faculty, staff and students, and utilize the university’s incredible facilities, research and expertise.
Whether you are looking to hone a skill or explore a new interest, the DCL is a place for the entire family to learn and play with purpose while embarking on a journey of unending curiosity.
About Our Staff
Adam J. Sheldon
Adam Sheldon is the Assistant Provost and (founding) Executive Director of the Division of Community Learning where he oversees the development and management of BW’s community-based learning initiatives on- and off-campus. Prior to being appointed to this role, Adam served as the Director of the BW Community Arts School where he led the efforts to diversify the former BW Community Music School into three additional discipline areas (dance, theatre and visual art), triple the school’s enrollment and expand BW’s footprint into a new facility equipped and renovated for this additional programming.
Prior to BW, Adam was the Operations and Finance Manager for the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland. In this role, he led the national Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, assisted with the Creative Workforce Fellowship program, provided technical assistance to artists and arts-related organizations while overseeing the financial and human resource operations of the organization. In tandem with this position, he served as the Executive Director of SMART360, a comprehensive music and literacy program for students grades one to four in the Akron Public School System. For this work, Adam was awarded the Education Impact Award from Peg’s Foundation (previously known as the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation) and the Volunteer of the Year award by the Superintendent of Akron Public Schools.
Adam holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in arts management from Baldwin Wallace University. He continues to stay professionally involved both regionally and nationally as a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Higher Education Protection Network, the American Camp Association and the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium.
Adam Sheldon, Assistant Provost & Executive Director
Sulayne (Su) Barrett
Sulayne “Su” Barrett is the Administrative Assistant for the BW Division of Community Learning. Su is a graduate of the BW Class of 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a seasoned human resources and payroll professional, Su has spent the bulk of her career serving fellow men and women of the United States military as a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. She has held positions as both an Administrative and SPO Yeoman, and most recently as a civil servant with the Department of Defense. Su’s work has earned her several accolades and accomplishments for managing effective teams and developing innovative projects that effectively streamlined processes and improved efficiency.
During her time at Baldwin Wallace, Su dedicated time as the Traffic and Continuity Director, as an on-air personality at WBWC The Sting, and worked for several theatre performances.
Su brings excitement, energy, an entrepreneurial background, and problem-solving/process-oriented talents to the Division of Community Learning. In her new role, she strives to create and encourage an environment of effective communication and active collaboration to foster BW’s role in serving our broader community in a more impactful way.
Su welcomes spirited conversations about travel, food, sewing, music, the arts and true crime!
Su Barrett, Administrative Assistant
Kirsten Bramley is the Strategic Enrollment Systems Manager for the Division of Community Learning. Before moving into this role, Kirsten was a part of BW’s Admission Office where she spent time working with transfer, adult, and graduate students in all areas of the admission process. She also created and implemented new promotional initiatives and strategies for BW and external organizations.
Before coming to BW, Kirsten was the Development Coordinator at Beck Center for the Arts where she led database management and reporting for donor cultivation and analysis. She assisted with the registration and evaluation of organizational events to maintain the integrity of the database platforms.
As alumni of BW, Kirsten ’18 and her husband, John ’13, enjoy attending the musical and athletic events on campus as well as throughout Cleveland. An enthusiastic problem-solver, Kirsten is ready to support the DCL’s initiatives and BW’s mission on campus.
Kirsten Bramley, Strategic Enrollment Systems Manager
Thomas Moore is the Director of Marketing and Engagement for the Division of Community Learning. Before his appointment at BW, Tom spent the previous five years as Director of Marketing for the Akron Symphony Orchestra, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the Orchestra’s multi-channel marketing efforts for the performance season, as well as serving as executive producer and co-host of the ASO’s three podcast channels, website content manager, social media manager and video producer.
Prior to joining the Orchestra, he was part of the Communications Office at Western Reserve Academy, working closely with the Development Office, Admission Office and Athletics Office on communication strategies to support the school’s annual fund, capital campaigns, outreach programs, sports camps and more.
A content marketing specialist with more than 20 years of experience working in education and non-profits, Tom is a graduate of the Kent State University. In addition to spending time with his wife and teenage daughter, he enjoys the Marvel movie universe, reading, and following — and often arguing about – Cleveland sports, most notably the Cleveland Browns.