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Student Affairs

The Student Affairs team is made up of several departments that serve different functions here at the college.

Reetha RaveendranReetha Raveendran
Director of Student Affairs

Office: 2332  |  734-763-9286​


As the Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Reetha Raveendran provides leadership and oversight to the Student Affairs Team: Admissions and Recruitment, Registrar, New Student Orientation, Academic Advising, and Student Engagement. Reetha has almost sixteen years of experience in higher education administration in the United States. Throughout her career she has been a champion of campus life and partnered closely with the division of student affairs.  During her tenure she has provided leadership and oversight to areas such as residential life, Greek Life, student activities, leadership development, LGBTQIA and inclusion, civic engagement, athletics, multicultural affairs, career services, health, wellness, and counseling as well as enrollment management.  Reetha has a doctorate in leadership studies from Bowling Green State University, an MEd in Higher Education Administration and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oklahoma.



Admissions and Recruiting

Contact Information: 734.647.2187  | taubmancollegeadmissions@umich.edu

The admissions and recruiting staff attend local and regional recruiting events, hold prospective student information sessions, webinars, open house and admitted student preview weekends for prospective students and their families. These events allow prospective students to learn about the depth and breadth of resources at Taubman College.

The study of architecture and urban planning provides students with an opportunity to explore the world around them and provides an introduction to designing the space and buildings within it. These interdisciplinary professions are for individuals with a passion for designing the built environment and a desire to address the environmental challenges facing us today. For additional questions, contact the Taubman College admissions and recruiting team.


Wendy Rampson
Director of Admissions for Urban and Regional Planning

Office: 2324  |  734-763-3082

Wendy Rampson is responsible for recruitment and admissions for the Urban and Regional Planning program. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Wendy served as the Planning Manager for the city of Ann Arbor. She received her Master of Urban Planning from Taubman College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.



Lisa Hauser
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruiting

Office: 2330  |  734-763-1275


As Assistant Director of Admission and Recruiting, Lisa Hauser provides leadership and management of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment functions for all prospective applicants to Taubman College. Prior to joining Taubman College, Lisa worked at the Rackham Graduate School Office of Academic Records and Dissertations. Office hours for Lisa are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm. 



Gerry Kreiner
Admissions Officer

Office: 2324  |  734-615-0431


As Admissions Counselor, Gerry Kreiner works collaboratively with other Admissions and Recruiting Staff to answer all questions related to applying for our 7 individual degrees, 2 certificates, and 2 high school programs. Gerry is the specific admissions liaison to the Master of Architecture program. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Gerry owned a construction company and a small cafe. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture here at Taubman College, University of Michigan.



Diana Friend
Admissions Officer

Office: 2324  |  734-764-1649


As Admissions Counselor, Diana works as part of the Student Affairs team on enrollment. Diana comes to us with several years of recruiting and admissions experience. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana where she earned a degree in public relations..



Student Records and Advising Support Services

Contact Information: taubmancollegeadvising@umich.edu

The Taubman College Registrar and Academic Advisor help current students navigate the College’s academic degree requirements.  They advise students from orientation to graduation, coordinate services with central support areas as needed, and support faculty and administrative classroom scheduling.

Stacey Shimones
College Registrar

Office: 2326  |  734-764-5369


Stacey is available to answer questions related to College and university policies, academic requirements, graduation, student records, registration and enrollment for the BS, M.Arch, MURP, MUD and MS programs.



Kristin McDonough
Academic Advisor/Assistant Registrar

Office: 2328  |  734-763-0863


Kristin McDonough provides academic advising for current and continuing Taubman students on required course selection and programs of study. She plans all student orientations, in addition to supporting student organizations and current student events such as fall welcome activities and commencement. Kristin also assists in managing student records, monitoring academic progress and serves as a key resource for all Taubman students. Prior to joining Taubman College, Kristin worked in the College of Engineering at U-M and the Office for Student Engagement at UM-Dearborn. She has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in business administration, both from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.



Sarah Scott
Academic Advisor

Office: 2322 |  734-763-7116


Sarah provides academic advising for current and continuing Taubman students on course selection and programs of study. She is a University of Michigan alumna with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in African-American Studies. Sarah recently earned a Master of Management degree with a marketing emphasis from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business.


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