Office of Graduate Admissions

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

250 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2180
(989) 964-2788 (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.


 Jenny Jimenez

Jenny Jimenez, BBA, MA

Assistant Director, Graduate & International Admissions

225 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2180
(989) 964-2788 (Fax)

Jenny has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Master of Arts (MA)- Communication & Digital Media from SVSU. She has a strong background in marketing, graphic design, communications and media. She came to SVSU from the University of Michigan-Flint. Before higher education, she worked in the financial sector for 12 years in marketing and communications.

Jenny helps oversee graduate and international admissions and advises prospective students on degree options and the application process. Please feel free to contact Jenny to discuss SVSU's degree options and learn more about how to apply to SVSU.


Kathleen Theiler Lanza

Kathleen Theiler Lanza, BFA

Administrative Secretary, Graduate & International Admissions

224 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-6098
(989) 964-2788 (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.