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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 headshot of Ernesto Duran outdoors.

Ernesto Duran
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3310
Get to know Ernesto

A headshot of Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo

Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-2336
Get to know Jessie

A professional headshot of Kourtney Howard.

Kourtney Howard
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected](248) 370-4458
Get to know Kourtney

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

Erika LeDonne
Senior Recruitment Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3280
Get to know Erika

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

Ruthie Paulus
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-4644
Get to know Ruthie

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

Olivia Rademacher
she / her / hers
Regional Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3706
Get to know Olivia

A headshot of Kailee Rakes outdoors.

Kailee Rakes
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-2113
Get to know Kailee

A headshot of Lauren Roy outdoors.

Lauren Roy
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-2360
Get to know Lauren

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

Hannah Stanhope
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(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
[email protected]
(248) 370-4431

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Kelly Flemming
she / her / hers
Senior Associate Director
[email protected]
(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
[email protected]
(248) 370-3363
Get to know Sharise

A headshot of Patrick Cassady.

Patrick Cassady
he / him / his
Associate Director, Operations & Finance
[email protected]
(248) 370-3365

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

Steve Szalay
he / him / his
Assistant Director, Enrollment Information & Analysis
[email protected]
(248) 370-4468

A professional headshot of Drew Huff.

Drew Huff
he / him / his
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
[email protected]
(248) 370-4467
Get to know Drew

A headshot of TaQuinda Johnson outdoors.

TaQuinda Johnson
she / her / hers
Assistant Director of Communications
[email protected]
(248) 370-4749

A headshot of Kevin Gabon

Kevin Gabon
he / him / his
Office Assistant
[email protected]
(248) 370-4556

A headshot of Dina Abbas outdoors.

Dina Abbas
Graduate Assistant
[email protected]
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Tammy Arnold outdoors.

Tammy Arnold
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

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Reta Brantley
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

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Matthew Decker
Undergraduate Admissions Systems Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-2856

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Peter Dauphin
Office Assistant I
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Joe DiFranco.

Joe DiFranco
he / him / his
Visit and Telecenter Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-4149

Get to know Joe

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Amy Hafeli
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Joy Hearn outdoors.

Joy Hearn
CRM Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-2979

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Jaclyn McWilliams
Data Management Technician
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

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Kathy Meerhaeghe
she / her / hers
Office Assistant II
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Diane Prainito.

Diane Prainito
CRM Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-4471

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Ben Schutz
he / him / his
Undergraduate Recruitment Graphics Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-3644

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Chris Stepanian-Bennett
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Faith Lee.

Faith Lee
she / her / hers
Graduate Assistant
(248) 370-2965
[email protected]

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Angela Coventry
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Alicia Whittaker
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A professional headshot of Kelly Flemming in a black Oakland University shirt.

Kelly Flemming
she / her / hers
Senior Associate Director
[email protected]
(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
[email protected]
(248) 370-3363

A headshot of TaQuinda Johnson outdoors.

TaQuinda Johnson
she / her / hers
Assistant Director of Communications
[email protected]
(248) 370-4749

A professional headshot of Drew Huff.

Drew Huff
he / him / his
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
[email protected]
(248) 370-4467

A headshot of Ernesto Duran outdoors.

Ernesto Duran
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3310

A headshot of Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo

Jessie Gutierrez-Arredondo
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-2336

A professional headshot of Kourtney Howard.

Kourtney Howard
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-4458

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

Erika LeDonne
Senior Recruitment Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3280

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

Ruthie Paulus
she / her / hers
Senior Recruitment Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-4644

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

Olivia Rademacher
she / her / hers
Regional Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-3706

A headshot of Kailee Rakes outdoors.

Kailee Rakes
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-2113

A headshot of Lauren Roy outdoors.

Lauren Roy
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-2360

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

Hannah Stanhope
she / her / hers
Admissions Adviser
[email protected]
(248) 370-4523

A headshot of Joe DiFranco.

Joe DiFranco
he / him / his
Visit and Telecenter Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Kevin Gabon

Kevin Gabon
he / him / his
Office Assistant
[email protected]
(248) 370-4556

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Ben Schutz
he / him / his
Undergraduate Recruitment Graphics Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-3644

A headshot of Patrick Cassady.

Patrick Cassady
he / him / his
Associate Director, Operations & Finance
[email protected]
(248) 370-3365

A headshot of Tammy Arnold outdoors.

Tammy Arnold
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Reta Brantley
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Peter Dauphin
Office Assistant I
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Amy Hafeli outdoors

Amy Hafeli
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Jaclyn McWilliams
Data Management Technician
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Kathy Meerhaeghe outdoors.

Kathy Meerhaeghe
she / her / hers
Office Assistant II
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

A headshot of Chris Stepanian Bennett outdoors

Chris Stepanian-Bennett
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Angela Coventry
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(248) 370-3360

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Alicia Whittaker
she / her / hers
Office Assistant III
[email protected]
(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
[email protected]
(248) 370-4468

Silhouette of the Grizz bear mascot waving at the camera

Matthew Decker
Undergraduate Admissions Systems Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-2856

A headshot of Joy Hearn outdoors.

Joy Hearn
CRM Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-2979

A headshot of Diane Prainito.

Diane Prainito
CRM Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-4471

A professional headshot of Drew Huff.

Drew Huff
he / him / his
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
[email protected]
(248) 370-4467

A headshot of Dina Abbas outdoors.

Dina Abbas
Graduate Assistant
[email protected]
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Joe DiFranco.

Joe DiFranco
he / him / his
Visit and Telecenter Specialist
[email protected]
(248) 370-4149

A headshot of Kevin Gabon

Kevin Gabon
he / him / his
Office Assistant
[email protected]
(248) 370-4556

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

Ashley Sweeney
Graduate Assistant
[email protected]
(248) 370-4149