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International Admissions Staff

230 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

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2180
(989) 964-6066 (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 three children.



Whitney Cohen, MA

International Student Recruiter

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-4268
(989) 964-6066 (Fax)

Whitney is originally from Southern California and completed her undergraduate degree in International Studies at the University of Evansville in Indiana. During college she studied abroad twice (England and Tanzania) and was very involved with international student organizations on campus. She completed her graduate degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont and during this time also worked at Harlaxton College in England. Whitney travels frequently and feels privileged to meet so many international students in countries all around the world while representing SVSU.




Angela Reinert, BA

Assistant Director, International & Graduate Admissions

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2494
(989) 964-6066 (Fax)

Angela is a Michigan native and long-time SVSU Cardinal, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional and Technical Writing from Saginaw Valley State University in 2010. While earning her undergraduate degree, she studied abroad twice, a short-term program in Ecuador and a semester abroad in Australia, and continues to enjoy traveling when she has the opportunity to do so. 

Angela is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Administrative Science at SVSU.


Kathleen Theiler Lanza

Kathleen Theiler Lanza, BFA

Secretary, International & Graduate Admissions

230 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-6098
(989) 964-6066 (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.