Matt Bohlen develops, coordinates, implements, supervises, and evaluates graduate recruitment, communication plans, and admission procedures. Matt arrived at the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint in the fall of 1998 as a business major. He is very proud to have been connected to the University ever since. Besides working in a few different departments on campus and participating in several student organizations, Matt has served on the M-Club of Greater Flint alumni board. Matt taught school in Georgia and earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of West Georgia.
Office of Graduate Programs
Chris Cottam is an administrative assistant in the Office of Graduate Programs. She specializes in helping students through their application steps, responding to student inquiries, answering questions via phone and email, and directing our guests. Chris has many years in customer service, most recently at the University of West Georgia. She earned her Business Administrative Technology diploma from West Georgia Technical College and is also trained as a paramedic. A veteran of the Navy, Chris now resides in Genesee County with her wife, Robin, and daughter, Mary.
Office of the Associate Provost / Graduate Programs
Mary Deibis joined the Office of the Associate Provost and Graduate Programs as Administrative Specialist in 2005. Mary began her career at UM-Flint in ITS in 1997. She is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to Dr. Turner and the department, assists with the management and administration of the departmental budget including purchasing and budget reconciliation, and administers scholarship awards for graduate students. A lifelong resident of Genesee County, Mary enjoys spending time at home with her husband and four children.
As an Administrative Assistant, Jaquetta provides general administrative support at the front desk, assists applicants, processes and images documents, prepares applications for review, and performs a multitude of other duties. A lifelong resident of Flint, Jaquetta has worked in the retail/customer service industry for many years before joining Graduate Programs. Jaquetta earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree From the University of Michigan-Flint in 2015. If you stop in the office you are sure to be greeted by Jaquetta’s smiling face.
As an Administrative Specialist, Debbie is responsible for managing applications and the graduate admissions process, including the management of our online workflow of applications and decisions. Debbie is well-known to the campus having earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint as well as working in various offices including ITS, the Office of the Registrar, and Administrative Information Management Services. Using her diverse experience, Debbie also works with the Graduate Programs director to formulate, coordinate, and supervise the implementation of policies, procedures, and processes to improve overall service and communication with prospective students and applicants.
Erin Strom has worked in the Office of Graduate Programs since 2004. As the Recruiter and Academic Advisor, Erin is the initial contact person for those interested in learning more about the graduate programs offered at UM-Flint. She corresponds with prospective students and advises them through the application and admissions process. She also supervises our Graduate Student Ambassasdors. Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Western Michigan University.
Dayne is in charge of working with faculty and staff to help recruit for our many graduate programs offered. He brings a wealth of experience from both, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the International Center. He will work with you on recruitment plans including webinar/event scheduling and promotion, email campaigns, digital targeting, and website promotions and updates. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Applied Communication from the University of Michigan-Flint.