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

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 and SVSU for graduate school (M.P.A. Policy Studies and M.A. in University and Student Affairs) and is currently pursuing her Ed.S in Educational Leadership. She resides in Bay City with her husband Ted and their two children.


 Jenny Jimenez

Jenny Jimenez, BBA

Assistant Director, Graduate & International Admissions

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

Jenny Jimenez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University in 1998. 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 is currently working toward earning her Master of Arts in Communication and Digital Media at 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.