As the Recruiting Supervisor, Matt Bohlen develops, coordinates, implements, supervises, and evaluates graduate recruitment and communication plans. 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 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 the Media and Marketing Assistant, Janay Johnson helps to manage the graduate programs website, social media content, and she assists with marketing the graduate department’s upcoming events. Some students may recognize Janay because she worked during her time as a student with the university as a peer facilitator, orientation leader, and peer advisor. Her college years spent at UM-Flint were some of the best that she has ever had. She hopes that future students can have a great experience as well. She’s a proud graduate of University of Michigan-Flint, earning her degree in Communication with a focus in Media Studies in 2017.
Brad Maki, M.A.
Brad Maki is the Director of Graduate Admissions. He oversees all aspects of admissions, recruitment, marketing, and communications as it pertains to graduate students at UM-Flint. He also manages the GSRA program and supervises many of the staff in the Office of Graduate Programs. Hailing from the great Upper Peninsula of Michigan (ya, eh?), Brad received his BA from Central Michigan University (Broadcasting & Cinematic Arts) and his MA from Michigan State University (Higher Education Administration). He finished his BA in music from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2015 . Prior to joining the university in 2002, Brad worked for nearly three years in local television as a promotion writer-producer at WNEM-TV in Saginaw.
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.