Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet the Team

The Admissions Team

Dan Kallenberger
Assistant Dean for Admissions

A native of Indiana, Dan's professional career has led him to the Detroit metropolitan area, with the OUWB Admissions leadership team. His journey to OUWB comes with years of experience in medical school admissions, marketing, and recruitment. Prior to joining OUWB in 2017, Dan served in the Office of Admissions at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. However, his medical school admissions and marketing career began after he earned three bachelor's   degrees in economics, sports management, and marketing at Marian University, and a master's degree from the University of Louisville. 

In 2010, Dan returned to his alma mater, Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a position in the Office of Marketing and Communication. At that time, the university announced it would open Indiana's first new medical school in more than 110 years. Dan became one of the key leaders in the opening of Marian University's College of Osteopathic Medicine where he served as the Assistant Director of Admissions, Marketing, and Recruitment.  

While it is easy to come to work every day when you love what you do, Dan enjoys speaking with pre-health advisers and prospective students throughout the United States and abroad, as well as developing material that highlights the unique opportunities OUWB offers medical students.

Michelle Mich

Assistant Director for AdmissionsMichelle Mich

Michelle Mich has over 12 years of higher education experience and   joined the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in April, 2010.  An Oakland University graduate and Michigan native,   Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership with a Social Justice focus. Michelle’s responsibilities include data management, organizing interview days, managing the electronic application process, applicant advising, screening applications, and recruiting.

Dennis Beste
Coordinator for Medical School AdmissionsDennis Beste Headshot

Dennis Beste has worked in admissions for over seven years.  He started his career in higher education by completing an internship at the University of Botswana and then accepted a position at Oklahoma State University.  More recently, he has worked with programs focusing on intercultural competencies at the University of Michigan and the needs of underserved populations at Wayne State University.  He has earned a BA in Psychology from Western Michigan University, an MA in Counseling from Oakland University and is currently pursuing an MBA with a concentration in marketing and human resources from Wayne State University.  Dennis’s current responsibilities involve building relationships with higher education institutions throughout the United States, organizing and planning outreach events, and screening applications.

Trishia Wajda
Office Assistant

Trishia Wajda joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in August 2018. An Illinois native, she has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies and Business Management from Augustana College. She also has an Associate of Arts degree in the Culinary Arts. Prior to joining OUWB, Trishia worked in business management and as a medical recruiter for a hospital. Trishia is the first point of contact for many applicants, and her responsibilities include updating and sending communications, reporting, data entry and assisting the team with events including Interview Days, Preview Days, Second Look and Admissions Committee.