& Staff

Meet the Kendall Administration and Staff.

Kyle Austin


Tanya Bakija

Part time Gallery Preparator

Jack Bartholomew

General Service Technician

Leslie Bellavance

B.F.A., Temple University; M.F.A., University of Chicago

Michele Bosak

Curator of Exhibitions

Mary Bradshaw BFA

Administration Assistant for Administration and Finance

Sandra Britton

Dean of Student Success
M.B.A., Grand Valley State University
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Elise Brown

Reference & Instruction Librarian
M.S.I.S., University of Texas

Dale Burns


Amanda Carmer Rainey

Admissions Counselor
M.F.A. in Photography, Kendall College of Art and Design
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Sierra Casanova

Continuing Studies Coordinator

Theresa Chiles

Admissions Counselor
B.F.A., Grand Valley State University
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Lori DeForest

Financial Aid Officer
B.B.A., Davenport University

Nicole Dekraker

Director of Student Engagement
M.B.A., Ferris State University

David Du

Director of International Student Services

Diane Dustin

Technical & Access Services Librarian
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan

Matthew Gubancsik B.F.A.

Interim Photo Services Coordinator

Joseph Gust


Anna Halko

Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Federal Building

Joellyn Hanberry

Receptionist/Switchboard Operator

Shana Hansma

Assistant to the Dean of Student Success | Coordinator for Admissions - Communications & Events
M.B.A, Ferris State University
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Jonathan Hayes


Mike Hetu

Admissions Counselor
B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Design
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Kristopher Jones

Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
M.F.A. in Drawing, Kendall College of Art and Design
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Sarah Joseph

Director of Exhibitions
M.F.A., University of Oregon

Mary Kolenda

Assistant to the Registrar
A.A., Grand Rapids Community College

Michael Kruzich

Director of Library
M.I.L.S., University of Michigan

Mary Lowing


Dennis Magoon

Lead Custodian

Nataliya Matveev

Admissions Counselor
B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Design
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Eddie McDaniel

Administrative Assistant for the Registrar

Robin Mellema

Accounts Payable Clerk
B.S., Davenport University

Melanie Morris

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

Kristin Morrison

Art Education Placement Officer
M.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Mark Mulder

Supervisor of Shops
M.F.A., Texas Christian University

Kara Peltier

Financial Aid Specialist

Tom Post

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
M.F.A. in Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design
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Emily Renkert

Assistant to the Director of Student Engagement
B.S., Grand Valley State University

Kim Sapkowski

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
M.A., Western Michigan University

Liz Schlueter

Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer

Jill Schneider

Assitant to the President, Director of Alumni Relations

Samantha Schultz MA


Brenda Sipe

Director of Continuing Studies
M.F.A., Michigan State University

Alex Smart

Director of Facilities
B.Arch., Andrews University

Christian Stone

B.A., Grand Valley State University

Darcy Storms L.M.S.W.

Director of Counseling, Disability & Tutoring Services
L.M.S.W., University of Michigan

Lisa Thiel


Elena Tislerics

Chief Communications Officer
B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University

Adam Wetherell

Coordinator for Administration and Finance

Travis Wollman

Computer Technician
A.S., Grand Rapids Community College
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