The Office of New Student programs relies on student staffing and professional staffing to fulfill our program and office objectives. The full-time professional staff are listed below.

You can reach any of our professional staff through our office phone number at 734-764-6413 or through email at [email protected].

Joe Colangelo (he/him)

Director of New Student Programs


Administrative Coordinator

John Rising (he/him) 

Business Systems Analyst

Orientation and Welcome to Michigan Programs

Jarel McRae (he/him)

Associate Director of Orientation Programs

Terria Crank (she/hers)

Assistant Director of Orientation Programs

Tori Helms (she/hers)

Assistant Director of Orientation Programs

Jessica Kohli (she/hers)

Administrative Services Coordinator

Halee Trinidad (she/hers)

Orientation Program Specialist

University Mentorship and Transfer Connections

Sarah St. Amie (she/her)

Assistant Director for Mentoring Programs


Transfer Program Specialist

Veteran and Military Services

Phil Larson, (he/him)

Associate Director for Transition Programs, Veteran and Military Services

Tiffany Fee

Veteran and Military Services Program Specialist