Committee Members

Committee Chair

Erik Crowley

Erik Crowley

  • General Manager/Director of Golf, Portage Lake Golf Course
  • Assistant Director of Auxiliary Business Services


  • Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director of Choral Activities


  • Choral Singing
  • Contemporary Choral Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Skill Acquisition in the Large Group Rehearsal
  • Ear-Training
Whitney Boroski

Whitney Boroski

  • Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Prevention

Professional Interests

Member of the BACCHUS Network-Initiative of NASPA

  • Michigan State Coordinator for the BACCHUS Network 

Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Trainer

[Institutional] Member with the American College Health Association

Chair of MTU's President's Council on Health and Well-being Committee 

Member of the Michigan Higher Education Network (MHEN)

Other professional interests include: Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic approaches to health and well-being using a comprehensive care model, adoption of health habits, and supporting personal well-being. 


Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University

  • Coach, Men/Women's Tennis, Athletics
Laura Givens

Laura Givens

  • Administrative Aide, SDC Facilities Operations
Susan Laajala

Susan Laajala

  • Director of General and Auxiliary Accounting
  • General and Auxiliary Accounting

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • General and Designated Funds
  • Use Fees
Craig Pellizzaro

Craig R. Pellizzaro

  • Director of Intramurals and Physical Education
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Polly Schaefer

Polly Schaefer

  • Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Karlee Westrem

Karlee Westrem

  • President, Graduate Student Government

Marketing Sub-Committee Members

Hannah Bershing

Hannah Bershing

  • Coordinator, Student Health and Well-being

Professional Development 

  •  Advisor, Well-Being Advocates
  • Committee Member, Experience Tech Marketing Sub-Committee
  • Committee Member, President’s Council on Health & Well-Being
  • Committee Member, Training Advisory Committee (Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery)


  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Michigan Technological University
  • Masters of Business Administration (In Progress), Michigan Technological University

Kiersten Birondo

  • Marketing Manager, Rozsa Center
Yogendra Kanchapu
"Nothing vast enters the world of mortals without a curse!!"

Yogendra Kanchapu

  • Digital media assistant, Experience Tech Marketing
  • Social media assistant, College of Computing
  • Social media assistant, Institute of Computing & Cybersecurity
  • Assistant Athletic Director - Media Relations