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Office of Graduate Programs
251 Thompson Library
Flint, MI 48502-1950

Graduate Programs inbox:
Text: (810) 378-4066
Phone: (810) 762-3171
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Graduate Programs

Matt Bohlen

Associate Director

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 the Associate Provost / Graduate Programs

Mary Deibis

Business Administrator

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.

Graduate Programs

Jaquetta Redwine

Administrative Assistant

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.

Graduate Programs

Debbie Samida

Office Manager

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. 

Graduate Programs

Erin Strom

Recruiter & Academic Advisor

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 Ambassadors.  Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Western Michigan University.

Graduate Programs

Dayne Hopkins

Recruitment Coordinator

Education: MA

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.