CRLT Administration, Project, and Event Staff

Michelle Getchell

Michelle Getchell
Director, Conference and Events
(734) 936-0641
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
mgetch@umich.edu

Michelle Getchell joined the CRLT team in 2016. In her role as the Director of Conferences and Events, she manages the project staff who coordinate a variety of events, including Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation, Provost Seminar on Teaching, and weekly Seminar Series. She also supervises the Communications Coordinator and front office operations. Along with her bachelor's degree in Business Management and associate's degree in Human Service (both from Cornerstone University), she brings over twenty-five years of experience to the team. She previously worked as Events Manager at U-M College of Engineering and continues to serve as Executive Director for the non-profit Twinless Twins Support Group International. Michelle is passionate about the way a well-crafted event can bring people together to accomplish great things, and she enjoys putting this passion to work at CRLT.

Brian KonzBrian Konz
Business Administrator
(734) 763-6939
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
bkonz@umich.edu

Brian Konz earned a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Cincinnati and MBA from Xavier University.  He joined CRLT as the Business Administrator in 2017.  He has over 10 years of experience working in the financial and administrative areas at the University of Michigan that includes working at Business and Finance, The Office of the Provost, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), and The Detroit Center.  He is responsible for the management of the budget, human resources, financial analyst and reporting, and procurement activities.

Kelsey Adams Kelsey Adams
Communications Coordinator
734) 936-3465
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
kkadams@umich.edu

Kelsey Adams earned her B.F.A. focusing in Illustration from Northern Michigan University and M.A. in Arts Management from Eastern Michigan University. Her experience includes graphic design, illustration, social media content development, and project management. Kelsey oversees the CRLT annual report, social media, and other communications/design work for CRLT.

Mishelle DimitrovaMishelle Dimitrova
Events Coordinator
(734) 936-3837
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
mdimitro@umich.edu

Mishelle Dimitrova earned her B.A. in Communications and Hispanic Studies with a certificate in Public Relations from the University of Michigan- Dearborn. She has nearly seven years of work experience with managing both large and small events. During her college years, Mishelle worked at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Industrial Engineering department where she planned department events, managed social media accounts, and supported faculty and staff. She was also a part of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority where she was the Vice President of Programming and handled both academic and social events.

Sierra Gillie Sierra Gillie
Events Coordinator
(734) 764-2960
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
sgillie@umich.edu

Sierra Gillie earned her bachelor's degree in Recreation and Event Management with a minor in Advertising from Central Michigan University. She has experience in planning various events that range from fundraisers, corporate meetings, and weddings. Since joining CRLT, she provides support for the GSM Seminars, winter and fall GSITO, focus groups, and other CRLT events.

Ryan Hudson Ryan Hudson
Assistant to the Executive Director, Managing Director, and the Senior Leadership Team
(734) 763-0159
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
rhudson@umich.edu

Ryan Hudson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Carleton College and the University of Michigan, respectively. Certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language by the University of Liverpool, she did so in Prague from 1989 to 1991. As a GSI, she received teaching awards from Rackham and the department of political science. From 2006 to 2015, Ryan led CRLT's event planning team and provided general research and editing support. In 2016, she became Matt's assistant, and she also supports the teaching award competitions.

Hitomi KatsumiHitomi Katsumi
Senior Event Coordinator
(734) 647-4765
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
hkat@umich.edu

Hitomi Katsumi earned her B.A. in Psychology and Music from the University of Michigan. She joined CRLT in June 2016 and provides support for various events as well as grant competitions. She also assists in strategizing team management for CRLT's project staff team and producing videos for center-related events.

Melinda ThompsonMelinda Thompson
Administrative Assistant
(734) 764-0505
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
guillory@umich.edu

Melinda Thompson earned her associate’s degree in administrative assistant technology from Washtenaw Community College. She has over 10 years of combined clerical and customer service experience and has worked in several different departments at the University of Michigan, including the Housing Information Office and the Facilities Information Center. Since January 2004, Melinda has been with CRLT, where she oversees the undergraduate student assistants and keeps the office well supplied and running smoothly.

Lisa TuneLisa Tune
Events Coordinator, Graphic Designer, and Photographer
(734) 763-4418
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.
ltune@umich.edu

Lisa Tune earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in Graphic Communication from Eastern Michigan University. She has a wide range of event and communications experience. Within CRLT, she provides travel and graphic design support to various programs. She also delivers event photography for numerous events including the CRLT Players performances, Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation, New Faculty Orientation and many other CRLT events.

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