Meet The Staff

Dr. Michelle O. Rosynsky

SENIOR DIRECTOR, STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Fun Fact: I was born in London, England

Favorite Quote: "There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul, than the way it treats its children." –Nelson Mandela

Talk to me about: Your hopes and dreams, what it's like to be a student at UM-Flint, getting involved on campus, leadership, women's issues and becoming a student affairs professional.  Anything really...

Thoughts on leadership: For me, leadership is not about position or power, it is about transformation.  It is about transforming the human experience, promoting change for the benefit of others, and inspiring individuals to fulfill their true potential.  Are we leaving things better than they were when we arrived?

 

Paul Artale 

Director of Student Activities and Leadership 

Fun Fact: I was in the film Blues Brothers 2000!

Favorite Quote: "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." - Martin Luther King Jr. 

“It is the job of every coach to make players do what they don’t want to do in order to achieve what they all want to achieve“ –Tom Landry

Talk to me about: Leadership, Student Government, Club Sports, Starting a Club on Campus, Starting a Sport on Campus, Funding for your organization, Getting involved on campus, Fun Campus Events, Theater Stuff, and WWE Wrestling.

Thoughts on leadership: Leadership development is an evolving and ever-changing journey.  It’s like a muscle and we have to keep practicing and growing in order to maximize our potential.

 

Sara (Frees) Elledge 

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fun Fact: My favorite time of year is Summer!

Favorite Quote: "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." –Ernest Hemingway

Talk to me about:  Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Programming, Alcohol Awareness, Hazing, Networking, and Careers in Student Affairs.

Thoughts on leadership:  Being a leader is not about always holding a title, but about living your life with morals and values that inspire others to want to follow you.

 

Patty Tracy

Administrative Assistant Senior

Fun Fact: Chewing gum or eating hard candy while taking a test helps with retention and helps relieve test anxiety.

Favorite Quote: "The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell
Come sail with me.
 
Talk to be about: FREE Scantrons and Blue Books (paid for by Student Government); Information on Student Organizations; Updates, Contacts, Forms, Student Organizations’ Deposits and Withdrawals, Purchase Orders, Pcard purchases; and excellent Campus Customer Service provided by our SIL Department.
 
Thoughts on leadership: I believe that every student can be successful and do their very best. I provide encouragement and candy because I really do believe that you can go a little further when someone encourages you. I agree with John Quincy Adams:
 “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”–John Quincy Adams

 

Leah Evans

Program assistant / Cab advisor

Fun Fact: I was once elbowed in the face by Terry Crews.

Favorite Quote: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

Talk to me about: Fun things happening on campus, leadership development, Campus Activities Board, National Society of Leadership and Success, future campus event ideas, your dog, coffee, etc.

Thoughts on leadership:  Get your hands dirty. Do the work others aren’t willing to do – people will notice. As John Maxwell wrote, “people buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” Seek experiences that will help you become someone worthy of a following.

 

Rachel Yoder 

Graphic Artist 

Fun Fact: Just like my country, I'm young, scrappy and hungry... and currently obsessed with the musical Hamilton. 

Favorite Quote: "Be not simply good. Be good for something" - Henry David Thoreau

Talk to me about:  Digital design, Social media, Mgagement.

Thoughts on leadership:  Act with integrity all times, or as my good friend Dumbledore once said... "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities".

 

Ryan Kreklau

Accounting Intern 

Fun Fact: Loyal Detroit Lions fan since ‘94

Favorite Quote: “Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work.”- Jim Harbaugh

Talk to me about: Petty Cash, Advances, and Clears. I can assist with Statement of Activity or other financial questions you may have.

Thoughts on leadership: Transition yourself from “fitting in” to “standing out”. Lead with optimism and enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Use positive energy to weed out negativity.