Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(location map)
(248) 364-6130
ouaa@oakland.edu

OUAA Board Members Standing Together

OUAA Board of Directors

The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) Board of Directors exists to enrich and engage the lives of alumni, students and friends to promote and advance Oakland University. This volunteer advisory board helps shape the future of alumni engagement at OU and strives to be representative of the entire Oakland alumni population. The board provides counsel and advice to the Office of Alumni Engagement and the University Advancement division, as well as the President and other members of university leadership.

Executive Committee

Chair
Judy Hegelund, SBA 1995
Managing Director, Deloitte Services LP

Vice Chair
Nicholas Kristock, SBA 2014, 2013                                                                        
Founder, Fleece and Thank You

Immediate Past Chair
Mark Guthrie, SBA 1991, SECS 1986
Information Technology Executive

Secretary

Rob Ray, 
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Treasurer
Napoleon Harrington, SEHS 2004, 2002
Founder and Therapist, Ambassador Counseling and Resource Group

Members at Large

Charity Dean, CAS 2006
President and CEO
Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance

Terry Dibble, SHS 1993, CAS 1980
Special Lecturer, Clinical Instructor School of Health Sciences
Oakland University

Holly Franson, SON 2009
CRNA, Department Lead and Clinical Site and Educational Coordinator                  
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Brett Geschke, CAS 2010
Attorney
SmithAmundsen LLC

Matt Karrandja, CAS 1997
Vice President Sales and Recruiting Operations
LHP Engineering Solutions

Renique Kersh
Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor of Practice in Public Health   
Simmons University

Mike Lerchenfeldt, SEHS 2008
Teacher  
Iroquois Middle School

Lynne Lombard, SHS 1984
Physical Therapy Director   
Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center
                                           
David McGhee, CAS 2005

Judy Pritchett, SEHS 2002, 1997, 1994, CAS 1988
Chief Academic Officer (retired)
Macomb Intermediate School District

Marty Reisig, CAS 1967
Attorney and Mediator
Martin Reisig Mediation Services

Tim Shanahan, SEHS 1974 and CAS 1972
Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Chicago

Scott Shermetaro, SECS 2015
Technology & IP Transactions Associate
Kirkland & Ellis

Beth Talbert, Honorary Member
Faculty and Chief Adviser, Communication Program
Oakland University

Chris Van Dan Elzen, SECS 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994
Executive Vice President, Radar Product Area
Veoneer

Emeriti Board Members

Beth Benson, SBA 1981
Manager, VP Office-Service Operations (retired)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Joseph Gardella, Jr, CAS 1977
John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Julie Granthen, SBA 1987, CAS 1981
Economics Lecturer, Oakland University

Past OUAA Chairs
Years servedName and Class Year(s)
2020-2022Mark Guthrie, SBA 1991, SECS 1986
2018-2020Bryan Barnett, SBA 1998
2016-2018Beth Benson, SBA 1981
2014-2016Anthony Thornton, CAS 1976
2012-2014John Hruska, SBA 1989, BGS 1986
2010-2012Lynn Gross, SBA 1987
2008-2010Greggory Garrett, SECS 1997
2006-2008John Ganfield, SBA 1981
2004-2006Leo Bowman, CAS 1976
2001-2004Susan Evans, CAS 1987
1996-2001Marianne Fey, CAS 1980
1994-1996John Flick, SECS 1981,1977
1993-1994Colleen Ochoa Peters, CAS 1987
1992-1993Marjorie Neubacher, SEHS 1980
1991-1992Harrison E. Miller, Jr., CAS 1988, SEHS 1973
1990-1991Greg J. Demanski, SBA 1963
1988-1990Marty Sabo, SECS 1978
1986-1988Gerald B. Alt, CAS 1976
1985-1986Richard J. Wlodyga, SBA 1981
1984-1985Gary Marchenia, SBA 1972
1983-1984Barry M. Klein, CAS 1968
1981-1983John F. Mills, CAS 1972
1979-1980Ann D. Arner, SBA 1975
1978-1979Alan L. Mann, CAS 1970
1977-1978Robert A. White, SECS 1972, 1970
1975-1977Jeannine Daly, SEHS 1976, 1968
1973-1974Mary L. Wermuth, SEHS 1981, 1965 CAS 1969
1972-1973Leon Mellen, SECS 1967
1972Phillip G. Williams, SBA 1982, SECS 1964