Administrative staff

Phone:
810-762-3085
Email:
dmarkell@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Dawn Markell, Ph.D.

Director

BS in Medical Record Administration from Ferris State University; MSA in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University; PhD in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University; 30 years of combined experience in program management, academic advising, and higher education administration.  

"The importance of high-quality academic advising cannot be overstated.  Even after all these years, I still remember the advisor who helped me during my undergraduate program.  Students at the University of Michigan-Flint have so many excellent resources available to them on campus.  It is a wonderful place to learn and experience life as a college student."

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
earmour@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Becky Armour Standel, M.Ed.

Assistant Director

BA in Social Work from UM-Flint; M.Ed from Michigan State University; 20 years of experience working in Student Affairs at UM-Flint.

“What I learned that I wish I knew from the start – how to study at the University level because it was so different from high school. Also wish I would have connected with faculty in my field earlier on because I would have had a better sense of what the field was really about.”

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
maggieg@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Maggie Golembiewski, M.A., L.L.P.C.

Academic Advisor

BA with double major in Music and Sociology from Western Michigan University; MA in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University.  Maggie has been an Academic Advisor since 1999 and joined the University of Michigan-Flint campus in 2000.

When I started college I was undecided.  I pursued a major just to have one but my heart wasn't really in it.  It took me two full years before I connected with career services and to really begin the process of choosing a major and career path.  I wish I would have known what was available to help me as an undecided student sooner.  Seeking out career services, working with my academic advisor, and utilizing free personal counseling on campus helped me figure out my direction.  I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to begin that process.”

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
chelseas@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Chelsea Smith, M.A.

Academic Advisor

BA in Music from UM-Flint; MA in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University; Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Eastern Michigan University; 8 years working in higher education.
 
“As an undecided student, I wish someone had told me that choosing my major did not mean I was saying ‘no’ to other possibilities. I was afraid of making the wrong choice. I’ve since learned that there’s no right or wrong when it comes to selecting a course of study. Instead, choose something you’re passionate about, even if you can’t see how that passion will equate to financial security in the future. In the meantime, experience all that the University has to offer: participate in student groups, get a job on campus, volunteer for one of the many service organizations, and connect with your faculty and peers. These experiences shaped my passion for higher education; perhaps you’ll find your path by engaging in all UM-Flint has to offer.”

Phone:
810-762-3085
Email:
vljaski@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Vickie Jaskiewicz

Academic Advisor

Phone:
810-762-3085
Email:
lmaisano@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Lauren Maisano

Academic Advisor

Bachelor of Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University; Master of Education- Leadership in Higher Education from University of Washington-Seattle; 5 years experience working in higher education.  

“There is a wealth of resources available to you as a student that will support your success at the University. I am here to support your connection to those resources and help remove any barriers you may be facing. Coming from a rural northern Michigan town, I didn’t understand all of the resources and experiences college had to offer.  It wasn’t until I joined a sorority (a group I never anticipated I’d join), that I was also connected to all of the other resources and engagement opportunities my campus had to offer.  You will spend four years here. Trust me when I say: make #umflint a place where you belong and matter; a place you can call home!  In doing that at SVSU not only did I become stronger academically, but I gained an immeasurable amount of experiences that enriched my resume.  Those experiences ultimately led me to a career in Higher Education where I am now fortunate to empower and challenge students, like you, to reach their fullest potential.”  

Phone:
810.762.3085
Email:
mkassel@umich.edu
Student Success Center

Michael Kassel, Ph.D

Tutorial Coordinator

BA in History and Writing, MLS in American Culture, and Ph D in History; working at UM-Flint as Tutorial Coordinator since 1990, with faculty positions with History and American Culture.

“After stopping out of school for several years, I learned first-hand that it is possible to turn around poor academic skills and achieve the goals you set out to attain.” 

Student Employees

Email:
jennilyn@umich.edu

Jennifer Lynn

Office Assistant

Education: Honors English- Writing hopefully winter 2021

“My Dad once told me that if college doesn’t work out, then I can come work with him in the factory he manages. That really motivated me to study hard.”

Email:
vmcclell@umich.edu

Tori McClellan

Office Assistant

Email:
madmccor@umich.edu

Maddy McCormick

Office Assistant