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

  • Director for Foundation Relations
  • Vacant Position. Please check back later for more information.
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.
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
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
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

  • Assistant Director for Market Development
Kari Price

Kari Price

  • Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement, Campus Programming
Brenda Rudiger

Brenda Rudiger

  • Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services
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
Lorraine Young

Lorraine L. Young

  • Assistant Director for Gift Planning
  • Lean Facilitator