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

  • Administrative Aide
Jennifer Biekkola

Jennifer Biekkola

  • Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Laurie Buschell

Laurie Buschell

  • Administrative Aide
Gisele Colarossi

Gisele Colarossi

  • Director, Michigan Tech Fund Accounting
Jim Desrochers

Jim Desrochers

  • Director for Corporate Relations
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.
Liz Fujita

Liz Fujita

  • Director for Foundation Relations
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

  • Assistant Vice President for Principal Giving
Kevin Kainulainen

Kevin Kainulainen

  • Director for Advancement and Alumni Engagement Information Systems
Cody Kangas

Cody Kangas

  • Executive Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations
Marney Kloote

Marney Kloote

  • Executive Director for Major Gifts
Morgan Laajala

Morgan Laajala

  • Digital Marketing and Content Coordinator
Debra Linn

Debra Linn

  • Administrative Assistant for Advancement & Gift Planning
Jennifer Lucas '09

Jennifer (Jung) Lucas '09

  • Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement

About Jen

  • Jen earned her B.S. in Scientific & Technical Communication from Michigan Tech in 2009.  Jen was also a standout on the volleyball team earning many honors including all-America honorable mention and all-region. She received Michigan Tech’s Raymond L. Smith Award as the outstanding female senior student-athlete in 2009.
  • Jen got her start in Advancement working as a student caller for the Michigan Tech Telefund. She went on to work in alumni engagement and annual giving roles at several educational institutions, and eventually moved into an industry relations position at 3M before returning to Michigan Tech.
Shannon Meller

Shannon Meller

  • Business Systems Analyst
Suzanne Morin

Suzanne Morin

  • Executive Director of Financial Services & Operations and Controller
  • Controller's Office
Mike Olson

Mike Olson

  • Associate Director for Strategy and Market Development
Kari Price

Kari Price

  • Assistant Director for Advancement Services

Brenda Rudiger

  • Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services

About Brenda

  • Leads a dedicated team supporting communications, donor relations, research and information systems for Advancement and Alumni Engagement.
Emily Ruonavaara

Emily Ruonavaara

  • Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement, Community Programming
Tayler Tankersley

Tayler Tankersley

  • Principal Giving Associate
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
Linda Wittbrodt

Linda Wittbrodt

  • Information Systems Analyst
Lorraine Young

Lorraine Young

  • Associate Director for Gift and Estate Administration
  • Lean Facilitator