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Advancement

Advancement

Contact Information: 734.763.1300 | Rooms 2150 and 2113
taubmancollegeadvancement@umich.edu

Advancement works closely with the academic leadership team and senior staff to design, implement, and manage a comprehensive, proactive plan to expand and enhance all of the college's external relationships, including development, alumni relations, branding, visibility, media and marketing campaigns. Staff in development, marketing/communications, and career services fall under the umbrella of Advancement.

Cynthia Radecki
Assistant Dean for Advancement

Office: 2150 
cradecki@umich.edu

 

Cynthia is an architect, practice leader, and Taubman alum who also has senior experience in development. She previously served as Senior Director of Major Gifts with the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, Radecki worked for several years at the private sector firms of Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture and Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Radecki received her Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She was the first Intern Development Program Coordinator in the State of Michigan and the first woman to receive the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan Young Architect of the Year in 1995. She also served for many years on the boards of AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan.

 


 

Lynette Anderson
Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Advancement

Office: 2150 
landrsn@umich.edu

 

As the Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Advancement, Lynette works with the assistant dean, academic leadership team, and senior staff to advance the development of Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Prior to joining the University, Lynette worked in the private sector firm of Christian Tennant Custom Homes where she was business manager as well as executive assistant to the CEO. She brings more than ten years of executive level administrative experience to her role. She holds a business administration degree from Maranatha University.

 


 

Development

Contact Information: 734.763.4720 |  taubmancollegeadvancement@umich.edu

The staff of this office is primarily responsible for the school's fundraising activities. This office also serves as the connection for the approximately 10,000 living Taubman College alumni.

Supporting Staff:

Julia Broadway
Director, Development and Alumni Relations

Office: 1342  |  734-763-8460.
jcbroadw@umich.edu

 

Prior to her current position, Julia spent 2.5 years at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as Associate Director of Development, where she worked with alumni across Michigan and the Southeastern US. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director of the Annual Fund at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Julia holds a BA from the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts, an MA in West European Studies from Indiana University, and an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan's School of Education.

 


 

Maya FehrsMaya Fehrs
Associate Director, Development and Alumni Relations

Office: 1346 
mfehrs@umich.edu

 

 


 

Quinn DoranQuinn Doran
Assistant Director, Development and Alumni Relations

Office: 1344  |  734-764-5708
qdoran@umich.edu

 

As Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Quinn Doran meets with alumni to learn about their experience at Taubman College and their career path since graduating. Quinn also helps alumni increase their level of engagement with the College, such as volunteer and networking opportunities. Prior to joining Taubman College, Quinn was a philanthropy assistant at the Great Lakes Regional Center at the National Wildlife Federation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Philanthropy and Development from University of Michigan.

 


 

Marketing and Communications

The communications and marketing staff oversees internal and external communications, including media relations, marketing, events, website, digital signage, hallway displays, and publications for Taubman College. In addition, the staff develops and implements graphic, style, and editorial standards. 

Supporting Staff:

Amber LaCroix
Senior Director

Office: 2150  |  734-763-1370
lacroixa@umich.edu

 

Amber La Croix is the senior communications and marketing director at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. As director, she leverages marketing communication strategies to achieve the college’s recruiting goals and raise the profile of the college. She manages all architecture and urban planning media communications for the college, including a major campaign for a $28 million building expansion; a partnership between the college, Detroit Public Schools, and the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation; and the college’s exhibition for the Venice Architecture Biennale  in Venice, Italy, as liaison between the U.S. Department of State and Detroit city officials.

Prior to her current position,  she led communications and marketing campaigns in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley for national healthcare organizations and technology companies, ranging from the School of Medicine Tour for Diversity, Heart Rhythm Society, and the Children’s Hospital Association to Microsoft, eBay, Intel, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CES). She has been instrumental in developing award-winning web and media campaigns. Her work on the “Arrest the Risk” Heart Rhythm Society and Association of Black Cardiologists campaign, aimed at educating African Americans on the risks of sudden cardiac arrest, won a Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil, the top award in public relations.

She volunteers with American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Girls State, a program dedicated to teaching democratic procedures and fair media practices to high school girls, managing the program’s onsite news functions.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University James Madison College and an MBA from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 


 

Amy Spooner
Marketing Manager

Office: 2150  
aschulz@umich.edu

 

Amy is responsible for the creation and management of tools that promote college and alumni news. As part of this role, Amy manages and supports the creation of marketing content including donor, alumni and admissions materials and publications and the alumni magazine. She previously worked for the Law School where she served as Communications Manager and Alumni Publications Editor. She brings a sense of passion and curiosity to telling the stories of students, faculty, and alumni, and brings 20 years of expertise in development and communications to our College. 

 


 

Liz Momblanco
Graphic Designer

Office: 2113  |  734-615-9434
emomblan@umich.edu

 

Liz maintains the overall Taubman College brand materials and visual identity. She is responsible for the design and production of marketing and promotional materials from concept to print. Projects include posters, exhibit and event branding, alumni publications, admissions materials, brochures, postcards, signage, stationery, advertisements, and promotional give-aways. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Liz worked at Gyro Creative Group in Detroit and Hour Detroit Magazine. Liz received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Creative Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from the University of Michigan.

 


 

Katee Cole
Conference and Events Manager

Office: 2150  |  734-763-6518
kateej@umich.edu

 

As the Conference and Events Manager, Katee oversees the scheduling and execution of college events including conferences, symposia, and the college lecture series, in addition to alumni events and other college activities. Prior to joining Taubman College, she worked in hospitality management, sales, and marketing. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, with a focus on marketing, and is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Eastern Michigan University.

 


 

Sarah Scott
Admissions Marketing Coordinator

Office: 2150  |  734-647-2772
saralavo@umich.edu

 

As the Admissions Marketing Coordinator Sarah develops marketing strategies and manages marketing content used to generate awareness about the college's degree programs and attract prospective students. She is a University of Michigan alumna with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in African-American Studies. Sarah recently earned a Master of Management degree with a marketing emphasis from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

 


 

Jacob Cofer
Videographer

Office: 2113
jcofer@umich.edu

 

Jacob is a University of Arkansas alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from the Sam M. Walton School of Business. He was formerly with Geometry Global in Chicago, where he was responsible for the production of marketing campaigns.

 


 

Jaspar von Bülow
Website Manager

Office: 2113  |  734-764-7808
jaspar@umich.edu

 

Jaspar is responsible for the development and management of the Taubman College website and supporting sites. He is a former U-M Aerospace student and received his B.A. in Philosophy from the Miles Christi Institute in Argentina.

 


 

Career Services

Contact Information: 734.763.1370 | Room 2150 | taubmancareerservices@umich.edu

The career services staff at Taubman College is a student-centered team committed to providing a comprehensive and tailored suite of services and resources that will empower students and alumni to leverage skills and training in order to achieve and maintain lifelong career success.

Supporting Staff:

Lou Ecken Kidd
Director of Career and Professional Development

Office: 2320  |  734-763-9560
mecken@umich.edu

 

As Career Services Director, Lou provides individual career strategy meetings for students and alumni, presents weekly career skill development workshops, promotes networking opportunities between students and professionals, and collaborates on major career efforts including the Spring Break Externship Program and the annual Career & Networking Fair. Lou works mainly with students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban Design and Master of Science in Architecture programs, but is available to assist other students as needed. Prior to joining Taubman College, Lou served as the Director of Alumni Engagement (and before that, Career Services Coordinator) at Alma College, a small private college in the middle of Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Alma College, and then came to the University of Michigan for dual degrees: Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health. To schedule an appointment with Lou, please use her appointment calendar or email.

 


Beth Berenter
Career and Professional Development Advisor

Office: 2318  |  734-764-1301
berenter@umich.edu

 

As a career services coordinator, Beth collaborates on major annual career efforts including the Spring Break Externship Program and the Career Fair.   She works primarily with undergraduate and graduate architecture students and alumni.  She advises students on job search skills and strategies, facilitates student-alumni and alumni-alumni connections, arranges career-related presentations by alumni, and conducts an annual alumni Destination employment survey. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Beth held various positions in human resources, event planning, real estate sales, and fundraising management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Western Michigan University, and two teaching certificates. Please email with questions, or to schedule an appointment.

 

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