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Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
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(248) 364-6130

Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(location map)
(248) 364-6130

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OUAA Board of Directors

The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) Board of Directors exists to enrich and engage the lives of alumni, students and friends to promote and advance Oakland University. This volunteer advisory board helps shape the future of alumni engagement at OU and strives to be representative of the entire Oakland alumni population. The board provides counsel and advice to the Office of Alumni Engagement and the University Advancement division, as well as the President and other members of university leadership.

Executive Committee

Bryan Barnett, SBA `98
Mayor - City of Rochester Hills

Vice Chair
Mark Guthrie, SECS `86 & SBA `91                                                                         
Information Technology Executive

Immediate Past Chair
Beth Benson, SBA `81
Manager, VP Office - Service Operations (retired)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


Anne Dieters-Williams, CAS `09 & `83
Senior Research Analyst
Oakland University

James Schwarz, PhD, SEHS `10, `97, `94, & `91
Avondale School District

Members at Large

Andrea Bittinger, SON `18, `96 & `89
Admissions Coordinator, CRNA Anesthesia Graduate Program
Beaumont Hospital

Gary Brancaleone, SBA `82
Director of Investor Education                  
Portfolio Solutions, LLC

Napoleon Harrington, SEHS `04 & `02
Founder and Therapist
Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group

Judy Hegelund, SBA `95
Managing Director
Deloitte Services LP

Matt Karrandja, CAS '97
Vice President Sales and Recruiting Operations
LHP Engineering Solutions
Nicholas Kristock, SBA `14 & `13
Founder, Fleece and Thank You

Jonathan Parks, CAS `09 & `05
Director, GEARUP & Educational Talent Search
Wayne State University

Rob Ray, SBA `05
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Marty Reisig, CAS '67
Attorney and Mediator
Martin Reisig Mediation Services

Eleanor Reynolds, SEHS `74
Assistant Vice President Admissions (Retired)
Oakland University

John Stoll, CAS '00
Washington Deputy Bureau Chief
Wall Street Journal

Beth Talbert, Honorary Member
Faculty and Chief Adviser, Communication Program
Oakland University

Douglas Templeton, PhD, SECS `86, `79, `76
Consultant - Templeton Consulting

Chris Van Dan Elzen, SECS '97, `96, `95 & `94
Vice President Product Planning

Brenda Van Tull, SBA `85
Human Resources Analyst - City of Detroit

Diana Wagner, SECS `93 & `91
Director, Global Cost Engineering & Methods
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Lori Wingerter, SHS `85
Vice President of the GM Foundation
General Motors Corporation

Emeriti Board Members

Joseph Gardella, Jr, CAS `77
John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Julie Granthen, SBA `87 & CAS `81
Economics Lecturer, Oakland University

Teresa Stayer, SHS `84
Vice President, SpectraMed Physical Therapy, Inc.

Past OUAA Chairs
Years servedName and Class Year(s)
2016-2018Beth Benson, SBA 1981
2014-2016Anthony Thornton, CAS 1976
2012-2014John Hruska, SBA 1989, BGS 1986
2010-2012Lynn Gross, SBA 1987
2008-2010Greggory Garrett, SECS 1997
2006-2008John Ganfield, SBA 1981
2004-2006Leo Bowman, CAS 1976
2001-2004Susan Evans, CAS 1987
1996-2001Marianne Fey, CAS 1980
1994-1996John Flick, SECS 1981,1977
1993-1994Colleen Ochoa Peters, CAS 1987
1992-1993Marjorie Neubacher, SEHS 1980
1991-1992Harrison E. Miller, Jr., CAS 1988, SEHS 1973
1990-1991Greg J. Demanski, SBA 1963
1988-1990Marty Sabo, SECS 1978
1986-1988Gerald B. Alt, CAS 1976
1985-1986Richard J. Wlodyga, SBA 1981
1984-1985Gary Marchenia, SBA 1972
1983-1984Barry M. Klein, CAS 1968
1981-1983John F. Mills, CAS 1972
1979-1980Ann D. Arner, SBA 1975
1978-1979Alan L. Mann, CAS 1970
1977-1978Robert A. White, SECS 1972, 1970
1975-1977Jeannine Daly, SEHS 1976, 1968
1973-1974Mary L. Wermuth, SEHS 1981, 1965 CAS 1969
1972-1973Leon Mellen, SECS 1967
1972Phillip G. Williams, SBA 1982, SECS 1964