CRLT Administration, Project, and Event Staff

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Staff Directory
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Michelle Getchell

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

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.

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.

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.

Hannah Burke

Hannah Burke
Event Coordinator
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Hannah Burke earned her B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Management and Administration with a minor in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University. She worked in technical theater for eight years, built on her creative skills working in a graphic design office, and interned with local festivals and university symposiums to learn about Marketing and volunteer coordination. Within CRLT, she leads in the planning and implementation of events ranging from meetings and seminars to orientations.

Josh Caldwell

Josh Caldwell
Event Coordinator
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Josh Caldwell joined the CRLT event staff in August 2019. He previously worked as the Events Manager at Indiana University, Indiana Memorial Union. He has over fifteen years of experience in event management, live event production, and hotels.

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.

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.

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.

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
Graphic Designer, and Photographer
(734) 763-4418
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

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.