John B. Lehman

Associate Vice President, Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications

About John

  • In addition to his responsibilities at Michigan Tech, John enjoys his role as a co-lead facilitator at LeaderShape and a faculty member for various Academic Impressions professional development conferences and webcasts. His research interests include student impressions of college costs and children of student affairs professionals impressions of their parents' work.

Allison Carter

Director, Admissions

About Allison

  • A proud Husky herself, Allison began her career at Michigan Tech as a regional recruiter in the Midwest and served as campus visit coordinator prior to being named director in 2006. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and exploring the Keweenaw.

Karen Giddings

Director, Student and Advancement Information Systems

About Karen

  • Karen has served on the Ellucian Student Client Advisor Board, the Michigan Tech Blue Line Board and the professional development committee at Michigan Tech. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Gogebic Community College teaching business law, management, and MS office.

Cody Kangas

Director, Center for Pre-College Outreach

About Cody

  • The proud father of two girls spends his free time with his wife and family, traveling, and playing the guitar.

Stephen Patchin

Director, Career Services

About Steve

  • Steve has a passion for researching how teaching techniques need to change to adapt to how future generations learn most effectively. He enjoys traveling and meeting people, then writing about their unique stories. The avid boater knows his way around the grill and enjoys spending time with his family, including two black Labs, Zeus and Apollo.

Ian Repp

Director, University Marketing and Communications

About Ian

  • Ian enjoys being outdoors, going for long jogs, and spending time with his wife, J.R., and their two boys, Cale and Crosby.

Darnishia Slade

Director, International Programs and Services

About Darnisha

  • The active alumna has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2008 and is the second woman and first African American to serve as board president. She also serves on the boards of the Keweenaw Alumni Chapter, Lighthouse Faith Center, and is a 2014 inductee into the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae.
  • The South Range resident enjoys quality time with family and friends. Her favorite pastime is watching a good comedy and she’s always up for an impromptu road trip.
Lynda Heinonen

Lynda Heinonen

Administrative Aide

Administration Building, Room 135


  • Provides administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications and the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students