Kris is responsible for the daily management of the James C. Renick University Center, Fairlane Center, and Union at Dearborn common spaces. She is also responsible for supervising and managing almost 50 student employees who serve as Building Managers, Audio Visual Technicians, and UUE's Operations and Information Center teams.
Prior to serving as the Assistant Director of UUE, Kris was the Interim Director of the James C. Renick University Center, and the Director of Student Activities at UM-Dearborn since 2001. Prior to that she worked at the MSU Union at Michigan State and the Idaho Commons & Student Union Building at the University of Idaho. She earned her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University - Bloomington and her Bachelors degree from Northern Michigan University in Psychology and Biology. She also serves on the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Education Council.
Outside of work, Kris enjoys spending time with her family, traveling (she has slept in all 50 states and visited three continents), running, and exploring good food through cooking and visiting restaurants.
Special Event & Sales Manager
Nick manages the Events Office for University Unions which includes planning high profile events, directing the Events Staff and promoting our services to the campus & community in general. Nick has been working in the Events industry for over 15 years. In his free time, he likes to bike, run and enjoy all things geeky.
Event Services Planner
Karen is responsible for the supervision of UUE student event coordinators and for planning events of every level. She has 38 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to her 15 years on the Dearborn campus, she also worked on the UM Ann Arbor campus at the Michigan League for 5 years. There she managed day-to-day operations while supervising professional, union and student staffs. On the UM-Dearborn campus she has been involved with MLK Service Day. When not working, she enjoys her grandsons, her garden and her beagle named Frank.
University Unions and Events
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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