International Admissions Staff

224/225 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, International & Graduate 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.


Whitney Cohen

International Student Recruiter

202A Wickes Hall
(989) 964-4268
(989) 964-2788 (Fax)

Stacy attended Saginaw Valley State University for her Bachelors degree in History and International Studies. Having been a student at SVSU, Stacy is knowledgeable through personal experience on many aspects of the university:

  • Student in the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences
  • NCAA Division II student-athlete
  • Lived on-campus in dormitories
  • Started new student organizations
  • Involved in Honors Program, Roberts Fellowship, and Study Abroad

Stacy will begin working toward earning her Master of Arts in Administrative Science at SVSU.


 Jenny Jimenez

Jenny Jimenez, BBA

Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

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

Jenny 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

Secretary, International & Graduate 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.