Leadership Team

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Ellen Horsch

Vice President for Administration

  • MA, Economics, Central Michigan University
  • BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University


Ellen S. Horsch was appointed vice president for administration at Michigan Technological University in 2004. She oversees the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Auxiliary Services, Business Operations, Facilities Management, and Human Resources.

From 1991 until 2004, she was director of the university's human resources department, directing the functions of payroll, employment, faculty personnel, labor relations, compensation, classification, and benefits. From 1989-1991, she was manager of employee relations operations.

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Theodore J. Bornhorst

Director, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

  • PhD, MS, Geology, University of New Mexico
  • BS, Geology, Michigan Technological University


Theodore J. Bornhorst became Director of Michigan Technological University's A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum in 2003 after serving as the Chair of the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences for five years and as President of the University Senate for four years. Bornhorst oversees all aspects of the museum and plays a key role in reaching the museum's goals.

Bornhorst is a professor of Economic and Engineering Geology, and he has taught a variety of courses, most recently Mineralogy and Mineral Deposits.  He is author or co-author of over 100 reviewed technical publications and over 120 abstracts/presentations.  He continues to engage in research, and his research activities include collaboration with the Geological Survey of Finland since 1988.  Bornhorst was awarded the annual Goldich Medal in 2008 from the Institute on Lake Superior Geology for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of Lake Superior geology.  He received a commendation in 2004 from Michigan Governor Granholm for his service to the State of Michigan for enactment of Michigan's nonferrous metallic mining regulations.  He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society of America.

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Theresa A. Coleman-Kaiser

Associate Vice President for Administration

  • MBA, Business Administration, Marylhurst University
  • BBA, Business Administration, University of Iowa


Theresa A. Coleman-Kaiser became Associate Vice President for Administration in 2015 after serving as Assistant Vice President for Administration since 2011.  Coleman-Kaiser held several administrative and operations positions since 1999.  Coleman-Kaiser currently oversees Public Safety and Police Services, the Office of Continuous Improvement, Human Resources, and campus Auxiliary Services comprised of Dining, Merchandising, Ticketing, Memorial Union, Mont Ripley Ski Hill, Portage Lake Golf Course, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Prior to Michigan Tech, Coleman-Kaiser worked at Grinnell College, St. Norbert College, and the University of Oregon in auxiliary services and student union roles.  Coleman-Kaiser is a Lean practitioner, a campus Lean facilitator, and a volunteer Lean Greenbelt Coach for State of Michigan employees through the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC).  She serves on the campus Incident Command Team as Logistics Section Chief, and has been trained at the FEMA ICS-300 level.  Coleman-Kaiser holds the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) certification from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) and serves the association as a subject matter expert in developing and editing the CASP certification exam.

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Renee Hiller, SPHR

Director, Human Resources

  • MEd, Human Resource Development, University of Illinois
  • BSBA, Human Resource Management, Central Michigan University


Renee Hiller became the Director, Human Resources in 2013 after serving as Director of Benefits. Hiller oversees the functions of Benefit Services, Employment Services, Academic Human Resources, Human Resources Information Services, and Payroll Services.

Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, Hiller worked in Human Resources for nine years in the corporate setting in the areas of health care, staffing services, and manufacturing.  Hiller has served as a board member on the Michigan Universities Coalition on Health since 2008, and currently serves as President-elect for the Michigan Chapter of the National College and Universities Professional Association for HR (CUPA-HR). Hiller received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in June 2011.

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Ann Kitalong-Will

Executive Director, Business Operations

  • MS, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University
  • BA, Scientific and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University


Ann Kitalong-Will became the Executive Director, Business Operations in 2013 after serving in various administrative roles since coming to Michigan Tech in 2008.  Kitalong-Will oversees Occupational Safety, Operational Communications, University Policy and Procedures and WorkLife programming.

Prior to Michigan Tech, Kitalong-Will served as a faculty member at Alpena Community College, owned her own business, worked as a Program Facilitator for the Even Start family literacy program, and as a Marketing Specialist at PCI.  Kitalong-Will is a founding member of the Association of College and University Policy Administrators (ACUPA), a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), a member of the College and University Work Family Association, and the Academy of Management.  She serves as Advisor for Alpha Sigma Tau National sorority, Beta XI chapter at Michigan Tech, is a Campus Lean Implementation Leader and a Campus Lean Facilitator.  She also was former Chair of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home.

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Anita Quinn

Special Assistant to the Vice President for Administration

  • MBA, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University


Anita Quinn became the Special Assistant to the Vice President for Administration in 2012, after serving as Director, Human Resources for 4 years and Director, Research and Sponsored Programs for fourteen years.  Quinn oversees special projects under the Administration unit, and currently serves as Project Lead to re-engineer Human Resources' personnel management systems.

Quinn has presented at national and regional conferences in the area of research administration.  For over 20 years, Quinn has served in several capacities at the University and within the community.  She has been a member of the National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA), the Society for Research Administrators (SRA), and the College and University Professionals Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).  Currently, Quinn is an Advisor for Michigan Tech's Student Relay for Life Team, serves on Michigan Tech's Incident Command Team in the Finance and Administration Section, is co-leading a local support group for women cancer survivors, and is part of a contemporary praise group at her home church.

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Gina M. Sayen

Administrative Assistant


Gina M. Sayen became the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Administration in 2004 bringing with her years of expertise in organization, scheduling, time management, and communication. Sayen served in various administrative support positions in the Procedures Development Office and Human Resources since coming to Michigan Tech in 1989

Prior to Michigan Tech, Sayen worked as an Administrative Assistant for IC Systems, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She also served as Assistant to the President and Vice President for Medallion Management in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  

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Kerri Sleeman

Executive director, Facilities Management

  • MEng, Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University


Kerri Sleeman became Executive Director, Facilities Management in 2013 after serving as Director, Custodial and Maintenance Services, Facilities Manager, and Associate Director, Housing Facilities. Sleeman oversees Custodial and Maintenance Services, Energy Management, Engineering Services, Husky Motors, Transportation Services, Central Receiving, and Facilities Purchasing and Safety.

Prior to coming to Michigan Tech in 2003, Sleeman worked as an Engineer, Design Engineer, Estimator, and Project Coordinator.  Sleeman serves as a regional field manager for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) WAGE Effort and is a WAGE project $tart $mart trained facilitator. She has been an active spokesperson and advocate for pay equality, testifying before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in 2014. Sleeman is a member of the Keweenaw Business and Professional Women (BPW) and serves as treasurer for the Michigan BPW Cancer Fund.