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Meet the Staff

At Undergraduate Admissions, we bleed black and gold. Sure, we're admissions professionals… but we're so much more than that. We pursue advanced degrees at OU, cheer our Golden Grizzlies in the stands, spearhead volunteer programs, take charge of committees, and always think of new ways to make things better. We are the warriors of recruitment and enrollment, and the ambassadors for everything OU.

Through campus tours, campus visit programs, high school and community college visits, and informational fairs, we connect with prospective students and families almost every day of the year. Admissions advisers are available to answer questions about the application process or general Oakland University information.

Questions? Call (248) 370-3360 or text (248) 712-3361 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with our staff. For more detailed questions you may wish to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Adviser, which you can do by viewing our calendar or by calling (248) 370-3360.

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Undergraduate Admissions Advisers

A professional headshot of Katrina Adrian in a black Oakland University shirt.

Katrina Adrian
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
kadrian@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4478
Get to know Katrina

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Ernesto Duran
Admissions Adviser
ernestoduran@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3310
Get to know Ernesto

A professional headshot of Mikayla Gipson in a black Oakland University shirt.

Mikayla Gipson
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
mgipson2@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2861
Get to know Mikayla

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Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo
Admissions Adviser
jigutierrez@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2336
Get to know Jessie

A professional headshot of Kourtney Howard.

Kourtney Howard
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
khoward2@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4458
Get to know Kourtney

A professional headshot of Erika LeDonne in a black Oakland University shirt.

Erika LeDonne
Senior Recruitment Adviser
eledonne@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3280
Get to know Erika

A professional headshot of Alanna L. in a black Oakland University shirt.

Alanna Lucido
Admissions Adviser
alannalucido@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4472
Get to know Alanna

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Ruthie Paulus
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
rmpaula@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4644
Get to know Ruthie

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Olivia Rademacher
she / her / hers
Regional Admissions Adviser
oerademacher@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3706
Get to know Olivia

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Kailee Rakes
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
krakes@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2113
Get to know Kailee

A headshot of Lauren Roy outdoors.

Lauren Roy
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
lroy@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2360
Get to know Lauren

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Hannah Stanhope
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
hstanhope@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4523
Get to know Hannah

Undergraduate Admissions Staff

Shane Lewis posing for a professional headshot wearing a black suit and tie

Shane Lewis
he / him / his
Director of Admissions
splewis@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4431

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Kelly Flemming
she / her / hers
Senior Associate Director
ksstumpm@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4518

A professional headshot of Sharise Lucas-Perry in a black Oakland University shirt.

Sharise Lucas-Perry
she / her / hers
Associate Director of Recruitment
srcalhou@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3363
Get to know Sharise

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Patrick Cassady
he / him / his
Associate Director, Operations & Finance
pjcassad@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3365

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Steve Szalay
he / him / his
Assistant Director, Enrollment Information & Analysis
szalay@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4468

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Drew Huff
he / him / his
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
adhuff@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4467
Get to know Drew

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TaQuinda Johnson
she / her / hers
Assistant Director of Communications
taquindajohnson@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4749

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Kevin Gabon
he / him / his
Office Assistant
kjgabon@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4556

A headshot of Dina Abbas outdoors.

Dina Abbas
Graduate Assistant
dinaabbas@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Tammy Arnold outdoors.

Tammy Arnold
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

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Reta Brantley
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

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Matthew Decker
Undergraduate Admissions Systems Specialist
matthewdecker@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2856

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Peter Dauphin
Office Assistant I
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

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Joe DiFranco
he / him / his
Visit and Telecenter Specialist
josephdifranco@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4149

Get to know Joe

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Amy Hafeli
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Joy Hearn outdoors.

Joy Hearn
CRM Specialist
jhearn@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2979

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Jaclyn McWilliams
Data Management Technician
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

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Kathy Meerhaeghe
she / her / hers
Office Assistant II
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

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Diane Prainito
CRM Specialist
prainito@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4471

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Ben Schutz
he / him / his
Undergraduate Recruitment Graphics Specialist
schutz@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3644

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Chris Stepanian-Bennett
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Faith Lee.

Faith Lee
she / her / hers
Graduate Assistant
(248) 370-2965
faithlee@oakland.edu

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Deb Weeks
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Alicia Whittaker
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

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Kelly Flemming
she / her / hers
Senior Associate Director
ksstumpm@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4518

A professional headshot of Sharise Lucas-Perry in a black Oakland University shirt.

Sharise Lucas-Perry
she / her / hers
Associate Director of Recruitment
srcalhou@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3363

A headshot of TaQuinda Johnson outdoors.

TaQuinda Johnson
she / her / hers
Assistant Director of Communications
taquindajohnson@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4749

A professional headshot of Drew Huff.

Drew Huff
he / him / his
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
adhuff@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4467

A professional headshot of Katrina Adrian in a black Oakland University shirt.

Katrina Adrian
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
kadrian@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4478

A headshot of Ernesto Duran outdoors.

Ernesto Duran
Admissions Adviser
ernestoduran@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3310

A professional headshot of Mikayla Gipson in a black Oakland University shirt.

Mikayla Gipson
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
mgipson2@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2861

A headshot of Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo

Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo
Admissions Adviser
jigutierrez@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2336

A professional headshot of Kourtney Howard.

Kourtney Howard
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
khoward2@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4458

A professional headshot of Erika LeDonne in a black Oakland University shirt.

Erika LeDonne
Senior Recruitment Adviser
eledonne@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3280

A professional headshot of Alanna L. in a black Oakland University shirt.

Alanna Lucido
Admissions Adviser
alannalucido@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4472

A professional headshot of Ruthie Paula in a black Oakland University shirt.

Ruthie Paulus
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
rmpaula@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4644

A professional headshot of Olivia R. in a black Oakland University shirt.

Olivia Rademacher
she / her / hers
Regional Admissions Adviser
oerademacher@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3706

A headshot of Kailee Rakes outdoors.

Kailee Rakes
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
krakes@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2113

A headshot of Lauren Roy outdoors.

Lauren Roy
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
lroy@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2360

A professional headshot of Hannah Stanhope in a black Oakland University shirt.

Hannah Stanhope
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
hstanhope@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4523

A headshot of Joe DiFranco.

Joe DiFranco
he / him / his
Visit and Telecenter Specialist
josephdifranco@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Kevin Gabon

Kevin Gabon
he / him / his
Office Assistant
kjgabon@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4556

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Ben Schutz
he / him / his
Undergraduate Recruitment Graphics Specialist
schutz@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3644

A headshot of Patrick Cassady.

Patrick Cassady
he / him / his
Associate Director, Operations & Finance
pjcassad@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3365

A headshot of Tammy Arnold outdoors.

Tammy Arnold
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Reta Brantley
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Peter Dauphin
Office Assistant I
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Amy Hafeli outdoors

Amy Hafeli
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Jaclyn McWilliams
Data Management Technician
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Kathy Meerhaeghe outdoors.

Kathy Meerhaeghe
she / her / hers
Office Assistant II
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Chris Stepanian Bennett outdoors

Chris Stepanian-Bennett
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Deb Weeks outside.

Deb Weeks
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Alicia Whittaker
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
oakuniv@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3360

A professional headshot of Steve Szalay in a black Oakland University shirt.

Steve Szalay
he / him / his
Assistant Director, Enrollment Information & Analysis
szalay@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4468

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Matthew Decker
Undergraduate Admissions Systems Specialist
matthewdecker@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2856

A headshot of Joy Hearn outdoors.

Joy Hearn
CRM Specialist
jhearn@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2979

A headshot of Diane Prainito.

Diane Prainito
CRM Specialist
prainito@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4471

A professional headshot of Drew Huff.

Drew Huff
he / him / his
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
adhuff@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4467

A headshot of Dina Abbas outdoors.

Dina Abbas
Graduate Assistant
dinaabbas@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Joe DiFranco.

Joe DiFranco
he / him / his
Visit and Telecenter Specialist
josephdifranco@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Kevin Gabon

Kevin Gabon
he / him / his
Office Assistant
kjgabon@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4556

A professional headshot of Ashley Sweeney in a black Oakland University shirt.

Ashley Sweeney
Graduate Assistant
asweeney@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4149