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Office of Graduate Admissions

230 Wickes Hall
7400 Bay Road,
University Center, MI 48710-0001

Phone:  989.964.6096
Fax:  989.964.2788


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 Jenna Briggs

Jenna Briggs, MPA, MA, EdS

Director, Graduate & International Admissions

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2180
(989) 964-6066 (fax)

Jenna is a native of Michigan and attended Northern Michigan University for her undergraduate studies where she began her higher education career in the Admissions Office. She served as an Airborne Field Medical Officer and Recruiting Officer in the U.S. Army and then returned to higher education working as the Director of a Satellite Campus for the University of Maryland in Grafenwoehr Germany.

She attended the University of Maryland for a Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Policy Studies and SVSU for a Master of Arts (MA) in Administrative Science - University and Student Affairs and a post-masters Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership. She resides in Bay City with her husband Ted and their three children.



Angela Reinert, BA, MPA

Assistant Director, Graduate & International Admissions

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2494
(989) 964-6066 (Fax)

Angela has a Master of Arts in Public Administration(MPA) from SVSU. Angela helps oversee graduate and international admissions and advises prospective students on graduate degree options and the SVSU application process. Please feel free to contact Angela to discuss SVSU's graduate degree options and learn more about how to apply to SVSU.


Kathleen Theiler Lanza

Kathleen Theiler Lanza, BFA

Administrative Secretary, Graduate & International Admissions

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-6098
(989) 964-6066 (fax)

Kathleen provides all secretarial support for the Office of Graduate Admissions. She processes, updates and maintains all incoming graduate student inquiries and applications, including domestic and international students. Feel free to contact Kathleen if you have any questions regarding your application.