Staff Listing

Sheena Kauppila

Sheena Kauppila

Assistant Director, Orientation Programs

906-487-3558
sheena@mtu.edu
Administration 130

Specialties

  • Develops and implements Orientation for new students including first-year, transfer, dual-enrolled, student-athlete, and midyear entry students, as well as parents, family members, and guardians
  • Oversees the development and coordination of selection and training for all Orientation student staff
  • Supervises the Orientation Executive Staff and the Orientation Team Leaders
Susan Liebau

Susan Liebau

Director, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

906-487-3558
slliebau@mtu.edu
Administration 130

Specialties

  • Directs, organizes, and manages all events programs, operations, and functions of the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
  • Oversees and reviews the development of first-year academic standards and initiatives including midterm outreach, academic progress, and probation initiatives
  • Provides assistance to first-year students and their parents on an individual basis
  • Serves as Student Affairs Assessment Committee chair

Sylvia Matthews

Academic Advisor, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

906-487-3558
samatthe@mtu.edu
Administration 130

Specialties

  • Advisor for Exploring Majors
  • Teaches SA 1000 - Sciences and Arts Exploration
  • Office Hours: Mondays - 10:30AM - 12:30PM Tuesdays - 1:00PM - 3:00PM Thursdays - 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson

Assistant Director, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

906-487-3558
hsimpson@mtu.edu
Administration 130

Specialties

  • Responsible for Parent and Family initiatives, programs, communication, and services
  • Provides support and outreach to transfer students, commuter students, and other special student populations
  • Coordinates the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success mentoring programs
  • Coordinates UN 1000 and UN 1010 courses
Ginger Sleeman

Ginger Sleeman

Administrative Aide

906-487-3558
glsleema@mtu.edu
Administration 130

Specialties

  • Provides administrative support for the director and Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success staff
  • Assists in the coordination of specialized Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success events, such as Orientation and the Family Picnic
  • Organizes and initiates first-year student midterm grade and probation outreach
Jeanne Watts

Jeanne Watts

Academic Success Coordinator

906-487-3558
jawatts@mtu.edu
Administration 130

Specialties

  • Day-to-day management of all aspects of the ExSEL program
  • Instructor for success skills courses
  • Outreach to various student populations