Meet Our Staff

William Roberts

  • Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund
Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

  • Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Specialties

  • Supports the VP for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Manages VP’s calendars and meeting schedules
  • Manages budgetary and human resources operations for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Processes travel reimbursements for AVPs
  • Department, Space, and Equipment Coordinator
  • Assist with website updates
Karla Aho

Karla Aho

  • Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Gift Planning
  • Corporate Secretary, Michigan Tech Fund
Carol Argentati

Carol Argentati

  • Administrative Assistant for Donor Relations & Alumni Engagement
Cindy Asiala

Cindy Asiala

  • Gift Processor
Jennifer Biekkola

Jennifer Biekkola

  • Director for Annual Giving
Laurie Buschell

Laurie Buschell

  • Gift Processor
Gisele Colarossi

Gisele Colarossi

  • Director, Michigan Tech Fund Accounting
Jim Desrochers

Jim Desrochers

  • Director for Advancement, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences & College of Computing

About Jim

  • He is a 2-time Michigan Tech Alumnus - 1989 BS Electrical Engineering 2016 MBA
  • He worked for several companies before joining Michigan Tech and has worked in Career Services and Corporate Relations
  • He enjoys exploring the Waterfalls and hiking trails in the Keweenaw
     
Wes Frahm

Wes Frahm

  • Director for Advancement & Alumni Communications

About Wes

  • Directs marketing and communications efforts for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Creates content for all projects and media including writing, graphic design, photography, and videography.
Lorrie Graff

Lorrie Graff

  • Donor Research Coordinator
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

  • Assistant Vice President for Principal Giving
Kevin Kainulainen

Kevin Kainulainen

  • Assistant Director for Advancement Information Systems
Cody Kangas

Cody Kangas

  • Director for Corporate Relations
  • Interim Director of Career Services
Dale Kero

Dale Kero

  • Director for Advancement, College of Engineering
Marney Kloote

Marney Kloote

  • Director for Advancement, College of Engineering
Marie Lansbery

Marie Lansbery

  • Administrative Aide
Jodi Lehman

Jodi Lehman

  • Executive Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations
Shannon Meller

Shannon Meller

  • Business Systems Analyst
Suzanne Morin

Suzanne Morin

  • Executive Director of Financial Services & Operations and Controller
  • Controller's Office
Alicia O'Grady

Alicia O'Grady

  • Assistant Director for Alumni and Donor Engagement

About Alicia 

  • Develops high-impact programming for alumni and students including Future U
  • Oversees planning and management of Alumni Reunion
  • Helps students connect with alumni in their field of interest
  • Provides support for the Alumni Board of Directors Student Initiative Support Program (SISP) committee and the Presidential Council of Alumnae 
Mike Olson

Mike Olson

  • Assistant Director for Market Development
Kari Price

Kari Price

  • Assistant Director for Alumni and Student Programming
Brenda Rudiger

Brenda Rudiger

  • Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services
Joan Tapani

Joan Tapani

  • Principal Giving Associate
Karin Van Dyke

Karin Van Dyke

  • Director for Advancement, College of Sciences & Arts

Links of Interest

Darcy Way

Darcy Way

  • Director for Advancement, Athletics
Bryant Weathers

Bryant Weathers

  • Director for Advancement, College of Engineering

About Bryant

  • A born and raised Yooper who never left, Bryant graduated Michigan Tech in 2010 with a BS in Scientific and Technical Communications with a Media Certificate. 
  • He enjoys hiking, biking, running, paddling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing with his wife and two sons, Mason and Cole.
Lorraine Young

Lorraine L. Young

  • Assistant Director for Gift Planning
  • Lean Facilitator