Contact Information: 734.763.1300 | Rooms 2150 and 2113
Advancement works closely with the academic leadership team and senior staff to design, implement, and manage a comprehensive, proactive plan to expand and enhance all of the college's external relationships, including development, alumni relations, branding, visibility, media and marketing campaigns. Staff in development, marketing/communications, and career services fall under the umbrella of advancement.
Assistant Dean for Advancement
Office: 2150 | 734-764-4720
Cynthia is an architect, practice leader, and Taubman alum who also has senior experience in development. She previously served as Senior Director of Major Gifts with the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, Radecki worked for several years at the private sector firms of Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture and Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Radecki received her Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She was the first Intern Development Program Coordinator in the State of Michigan and the first woman to receive the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan Young Architect of the Year in 1995. She also served for many years on the boards of AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan.
Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Advancement
Office: 2150 | 734-764-4720
As the Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Advancement, Lynette works with the assistant dean, academic leadership team, and senior staff to advance the development of Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Prior to joining the University, Lynette worked in the private sector firm of Christian Tennant Custom Homes where she was business manager as well as executive assistant to the CEO. She brings more than ten years of executive level administrative experience to her role. She holds a business administration degree from Maranatha University.
Contact Information: 734.763.4720 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The staff of this office is primarily responsible for the school's fundraising activities. This office also serves as the connection for the approximately 10,000 living Taubman College alumni.
Director, Development and Alumni Relations
Office: 1342 | 734-763-8460
Prior to her current position, Julia spent 2.5 years at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as Associate Director of Development, where she worked with alumni across Michigan and the Southeastern US. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director of the Annual Fund at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Julia holds a BA from the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts, an MA in West European Studies from Indiana University, and an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan's School of Education.
Associate Director, Development and Alumni Relations
Office: 1346 | 734-764-1340
As Associate Director of Development, Maya identifies, cultivates and solicits alumni and community members to generate financial support for Taubman College. Prior to joining the college, she was the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Michigan’s Office of University Development. Prior to that, she served as Direct Marketing Specialist for Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank in Saint Paul, MN. She received her BA from Macalester College.
Assistant Director, Development and Alumni Relations
Office: 1344 | 734-764-5708
As Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Quinn Doran meets with alumni to learn about their experience at Taubman College and their career path since graduating. Quinn also helps alumni increase their level of engagement with the College, such as volunteer and networking opportunities. Prior to joining Taubman College, Quinn was a philanthropy assistant at the Great Lakes Regional Center at the National Wildlife Federation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Philanthropy and Development from University of Michigan.
Marketing and Communications
The communications and marketing staff oversees internal and external communications, including media relations, marketing, events, website, digital signage, hallway displays, and publications for Taubman College. In addition, the staff develops and implements graphic, style, and editorial standards.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: 2113A | 734-647-9429
Kent has worked in marketing and communications roles for more than 25 years, with much of that time in higher education. Prior to joining the team at Taubman College, he served as director of development marketing and communications at Michigan Medicine, and director of communications for academic units at two other tier-one research universities - the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Michigan State University College of Law. Possessing a range of expertise in integrated marketing, brand management, print and digital communications, strategic planning, program development, event management and promotion, Kent brings to the college demonstrated achievement leading teams and building a best-in-class marketing and communications operation.
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: 2150 | 734-615-3845
Amy is responsible for the creation and management of tools that promote college and alumni news. As part of this role, Amy manages and supports the creation of marketing content including donor, alumni and admissions materials and publications and the alumni magazine. She previously worked for the Law School where she served as Communications Manager and Alumni Publications Editor. She brings a sense of passion and curiosity to telling the stories of students, faculty, and alumni, and brings 20 years of expertise in development and communications to our College.
Senior Graphic Designer
Office: 2113 | 734-615-9434
Liz maintains the overall Taubman College brand materials and visual identity. She is responsible for the design and production of marketing and promotional materials from concept to print. Projects include posters, exhibit and event branding, alumni publications, admissions materials, brochures, postcards, signage, stationery, advertisements, and promotional give-aways. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Liz worked at Gyro Creative Group in Detroit and Hour Detroit Magazine. Liz received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Creative Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from the University of Michigan.
Conference and Events Manager
Office: 2150 | 734-763-6518
As the Conference and Events Manager, Katee oversees the scheduling and execution of college events including conferences, symposia, and the college lecture series, in addition to alumni events and other college activities. Prior to joining Taubman College, she worked in hospitality management, sales, and marketing. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, with a focus on marketing, and her Master's of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Eastern Michigan University.
Multimedia Content Producer
Office: 2113 | 734-763-9335
Jacob is a University of Arkansas alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from the Sam M. Walton School of Business. He was formerly with Geometry Global in Chicago, where he was responsible for the production of marketing campaigns.
Jaspar von Bülow
Office: 2113 | 734-764-7808
Jaspar is responsible for the development and management of the Taubman College website and supporting sites. He is a former U-M Aerospace student and received his B.A. in Philosophy from the Miles Christi Institute in Argentina.
Contact Information: 734.763.1370 | Room 2150 | email@example.com
The career services staff at Taubman College is a student-centered team committed to providing a comprehensive and tailored suite of services and resources that will empower students and alumni to leverage skills and training in order to achieve and maintain lifelong career success.
Lou Ecken Kidd
Director of Career and Professional Development
Office: 2320 | 734-763-9560
As Career Services Director, Lou provides individual career strategy meetings for students and alumni, presents weekly career skill development workshops, promotes networking opportunities between students and professionals, and collaborates on major career efforts including the Spring Break Externship Program and the annual Career & Networking Fair. Lou works mainly with students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban Design and Master of Science in Architecture programs, but is available to assist other students as needed. Prior to joining Taubman College, Lou served as the Director of Alumni Engagement (and before that, Career Services Coordinator) at Alma College, a small private college in the middle of Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Alma College, and then came to the University of Michigan for dual degrees: Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health. To schedule an appointment with Lou, please use her appointment calendar or email.
Career and Professional Development Advisor
Office: 2318 | 734-764-1301
Holly works with students and alumni as the Career Development Specialist at Taubman College, helping to create career strategy through general career exploration, internship/job searching, networking skills, material preparation and more. Helping to run the Spring Break Externship Program and the annual Career & Networking Fair, alongside many individual workshops and career panels, she helps the director bring professional development and experiential learning to students. Holly is available to work with all architecture, planning and urban design students at Taubman College, with a focus on Masters and Undergraduate students. Holly earned her Bachelor of Arts at Oakland University in Anthropology, as well as her Masters of Science Education at Indiana University in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Prior to joining the college, she worked in Colorado in experiential learning and career advising. You can sign up for an appointment at umich.peoplegrove.com/hubs/Taubman/advisers.