Cabinet members advise and work closely with the Chancellor on a daily basis on both a short and long term initiatives in line with UM-Flint’s strategic goals.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Christopher Giordano, Ph.D.
Christopher M. Giordano was appointed vice chancellor of student affairs effective August 1, 2018. Dr. Giordano holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Toledo, a masters in Counseling Services from Upsala College (NJ), and a bachelors from Rowan University. He also earned a graduate certificate in Organizational Learning from Suffolk University. Dr. Giordano has over 25 years of experience in higher education and student affairs, most recently serving as the assistant vice president/dean of students at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Prior to CUNY, Dr. Giordano served in progressively responsible student affairs leadership roles at the University of Connecticut, Suffolk University, Long Island University and Owens Community College. Dr. Giordano is well versed in all aspects of student affairs with broad management experience, strategic and operations leadership and a deep commitment to student success and urban higher education.
Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
Michael Hague was appointed as vice chancellor for business and finance effective May 2017 after serving in an interim capacity from July, 2016. Michael has served as the Divisional Controller for Student Business Operations at the University of Michigan since January 2013. Prior to that position he spent 6 years at Eastern Michigan University as the Executive Director of Business Services. He also held progressive leadership positions at Adrian College, starting as the Controller in 1994, leaving in 2006 as the Associate Vice President Financial Services. Mike spent two years at Ernst and Young in Toledo, Ohio in the tax department. He has a BBA in Accounting from Adrian College.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
Kristi Hottenstein, Ph.D.
Kristi Hottenstein was appointed vice chancellor for enrollment management in 2017. With nearly two decades of experience in enrollment management and student affairs, Hottenstein served as vice president of student services at Jackson College and dean of students at Adrian College. She has led multiple enrollment and retention initiatives that resulted in significant enrollment increases and major improvements in retention. She has taught various courses in counseling, higher education, and college success strategies at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Hottenstein provides leadership in the field as a peer reviewer for associations like the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and as a member of the Michigan College Access Network’s Higher Education Advisory Council. She holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Toledo, a master's in Higher Education Counseling from the University of LaVerne and a bachelor's in Sociology from Alma College. Kristi is also a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan, and holds a supervisory certification.
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
William "B.J." Hull
B.J. Hull was appointed vice chancellor for university advancement effective January 20, 2020. Mr. Hull holds an MBA from Michigan State University, and a bachelor's from Alma College. He has over 25 years of experience in higher education and fundraising, most recently serving as the vice president for advancement at Olivet College. Prior to Olivet, Mr. Hull served in progressively responsible advancement leadership roles at Michigan State University, the Lansing Symphony, and the March of Dimes. He has presented on a variety of fundraising-related topics during his career and has served actively on the regional boards for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Mr. Hull is well-versed in all aspects of fundraising and alumni engagement with broad management experience, strategic and operations leadership, and a deep commitment to philanthropy and higher education.