Staff Directory

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Office of the Vice President

Pamela Conlin

Pamela Conlin

  • Position: Vice President for University Advancement/
    President & CEO, BGSU Foundation, Inc.
  • Phone: 419-372-7706
  • Email:

Pam Conlin is the vice president for Bowling Green State University Advancement and the President and CEO of the BGSU Foundation, Inc. Having served as an Advancement professional in higher education for 23 years, she is leading alumni engagement and philanthropy efforts to support the University’s strategic and foundational objectives.

Arriving at BGSU in 2018, Conlin invigorated the momentum of the Changing Lives for the World Campaign, ensuring its successful completion on December 31, 2020. The Campaign goal was exceeded by 27% and raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars in commitments from alumni, faculty, staff and friends, impacting every area of the University and making it the largest comprehensive fundraising endeavor in BGSU history.

As president and CEO of the BGSU Foundation, Conlin works with an experienced Board of Directors who support the mission, vision, and strategic planning of the University by serving as stewards of the charitable funds entrusted by donors to the University. Conlin continues to emphasize the importance of growing the Foundation’s endowment to provide student and University support in perpetuity. 

Prior to BGSU, Conlin held several fundraising and constituent engagement positions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She played a key role in SMU’s $1.15 billion comprehensive campaign and, in her position as assistant vice president for principal and major gifts, she worked to develop and implement an aggressive plan for growth.

Conlin earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Miami University and developed an interest in non-profit fundraising as a community volunteer and advocate while living in several U.S. states with her family. Conlin is an ardent advocate for higher education and the opportunities it provides to transform people’s lives.


Lisa Bowen '10, '13

  • Position: Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
  • Phone: 419-372-7706
  • Email:

Lisa Bowen ’10, ’13 is the senior administrative assistant to the vice president for University Advancement/president and CEO of the BGSU Foundation, Inc. Lisa began her BGSU career in 2002 as a senior secretary in the Development Office. She went on to work in the Division of Student Affairs, both in  Student Health Services and in the Vice President of Student Affair’s office. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies in 2010 and a Master's of Education in Leisure and Tourism in 2013, both at BGSU.


Sarah Brokamp ’10, ’20

  • Position: Special Assistant to the Vice President
  • Phone: 419-372-0352
  • Email:

As the special assistant to the vice president, Sarah works closely with the vice president for University Advancement/president and CEO of the BGSU Foundation, Inc. supporting the University Foundation board of directors, Alumni board of directors and members of the comprehensive campaign committee. She started her career at BGSU in 2016 as the coordinator of alumni and annual giving. Prior to the University, Sarah worked for a regional land trust for five years as the marketing manager. She earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from BGSU in 2010, and a masters degree in Media and Communications with a specialization in Strategic Communications and Social Media in 2020.

Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving


Jill Auchmuty ’88

Jill provides administrative support for alumni engagement and annual giving staff. She earned a bachelor of Science in Business Administration from BGSU in 1988. She joined University Advancement with over 33 years of banking and customer service experience.


Kim Jacobs

  • Position: Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Phone: 419-372-4264
  • Email:

Kim Jacobs is director of alumni engagement and oversees all Alumni activities and events including those during BGSU’s annual Homecoming. Kim joined BGSU in 1999 as assistant dean in the Office of Campus Involvement, and then joined the staff of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union shortly after it opened in 2002. The common denominator throughout her career is the planning of events and activities. Her experience in higher education has included Ohio State University, University of Illinois, Mundelein College, University of Illinois – Chicago, and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. “I’ve enjoyed planning events and experiences for BGSU students and now look forward to doing the same for our Falcon alumni.”


Emily Wilhelm '16

  • Position: Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Phone: 419-372-7690
  • Email:

Emily Wilhelm '16 joined the University Advancement team in May 2022 as the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement. Prior to BGSU, she was an event coordinator for the ProMedica Foundation and a corporate fundraiser for Bloomsburg University in Central PA. Emily is looking forward to growing the alumni regional networks and alumni affinity groups. "I feel so lucky to be working for my alma mater and having the opportunity to engage with BGSU alumni", she said. "I can't wait to meet you all!" 



Jordan Cravens ’09, ’13 (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Senior Director of Development
  • Phone: 419-372-7772
  • Email:

Jordan Cravens ’09,’13 is a senior director of development at Bowling Green State University. She provides fundraising leadership to the colleges of Education and Human Development; Health and Human Services; Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; and the Division of Student Affairs. Jordan began her career in annual giving at BGSU with increasingly progressive roles in the organization. Prior to her work in advancement, she served on the BGSU Volleyball coaching staff. She is a two-time alumna of BGSU with degrees in Journalism and a Master of Education, specializing in Sport Administration.


Karly (Grilliot) DeGroot ’08

  • Position: Director of Development
  • Phone: 419-372-4263
  • Email:

Karly (Grilliot) DeGroot is a director of development and liaison to the Schmidthorst College of Business. Prior to this role Karly lived in Texas for several years while first serving an AmeriCorps term and later working for Habitat for Humanity. She is a native to Bowling Green and earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish from BGSU. While earning her bachelor's degree, Karly took advantage of the great study abroad programs that BGSU has to offer. She studied for a semester in England and an academic year in Spain. Karly is thrilled to be back in her home town and working for her beloved alma mater.


Ryan Hite

  • Position: Assistant Athletic Director for Development
  • Phone: 419-372-7062
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Ryan Hite joined the BGSU Athletics staff as Assistant Athletic Director for Development in November 2019. A native of Findlay, Ohio, Hite most recently served as a major gift officer at Denison University, his alma mater. He has spent the past 17 years as a coach, administrator and development officer at the high school and college level. Hite lives in Bowling Green and works with the Falcon Club and major donors to the Department of Athletics.


Dan Meyer

  • Position: Senior Associate AD for Development
  • Phone: 419-372-7057
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Dan Meyer joined BGSU as associate athletics director for development in August of 2014. He provides direction and leadership to the Falcon Athletics development program, which includes fundraising efforts for all capital projects, scholarship endowment, annual giving and planned gifts as well as special events and the VarsityBG student-athlete alumni program. Meyer is a member of the senior management team for BGSU Athletics, after serving previously in a variety of administrative roles over a 20-year career at the University of Wisconsin, Portland State University and Washington State University.


Danielle Parker Solis '16

  • Position: Senior Director of Development
  • Phone: 419-372-3878
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Danielle P. Solis '16 is a senior director of development at Bowling Green State University. She provides fundraising leadership of the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, Honors College and select special projects across the institution. Prior to returning to BGSU, Danielle was the advancement director for the Montessori School of Bowling Green. She holds bachelor of arts degrees in both political science and history from Bowling Green State University, and she also earned a master of science in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.


Kristen Pickens

Kristen Pickens is a director of development and liaison to the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering. Prior to joining BGSU, Kristen had over 15 years of progressive sales, marketing and business development experience. Most recently, she was the director of a nonprofit community center for the past six years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing, from the University of Toledo. Kristen is the proud parent of a BGSU graduate with hopefully another joining soon. She is an avid reader, runner and bike rider in her spare time.


Sandy Stoots

Sandy Stoots joined University Advancement in 2015, providing administrative support for directors of development, prospect researchers and the area of planned giving. She has worked on campus for 15 years at both the Student Health Service and the College of Musical Arts. In the two years of her position at the College of Musical Arts, she provided administrative support for the large ensembles.


Sara Zulch-Smith ’01, ’11

  • Position: Senior Director of Development
  • Phone: 419-372-7309
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Sara Zulch-Smith '00, '11 is a senior director of development and liaison to the College of Education and Human Development and University Libraries. Before joining University Advancement in 2012, she worked 15 years as assistant to the dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Her role involved managing the $2 million renovation of the Education Building. Before joining BGSU, she was a journalist. “I love higher education because it changes lives,” she said. “I'm always in awe of people who are willing to give of their time and themselves to support students they may never meet.”

Donor Relations and Stewardship


Laura Moore ’82, ’83

  • Position: Executive Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
  • Phone: 419-372-9464
  • Email:

Laura Moore is executive director of donor relations and stewardship for University Advancement. In this role, she directs a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program focused on reporting, compliance, cultivation and recognition of donors. Prior to joining BGSU, Laura served as the director of alumni relations for Owens Community College, the executive director of the Owens Alumni Association, interim executive director of the Owens Community College Foundation and college development, and executive assistant and special events coordinator for Dana Commercial Credit Corporation. She earned an associate degree in applied business and bachelor's degree in business education from Bowling Green State University.


Sheri Quiroga

Sheri provides administrative support for donor relations, stewardship and and advancement. She joined University Advancement in 2016 with 18 years of service to BGSU previously in University Dining Services, TRIO Programs and Intercollegiate Athletics.


Grace Waterstradt

  • Position: Assistant Director, Donor Communications and Compliance
  • Phone: 419-372-9297
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Grace Waterstradt joined the University Advancement team in February 2023 as the Assistant Director of Donor Communications and Compliance. Prior to BGSU, Grace worked in various higher education roles including: student services and housing, development and alumni relations. Grace earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2015 from Adrian College and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration in 2018, from Tiffin University.

Advancement Services


Jeremy Ball

  • Position: Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services
  • Phone: 419-372-7788
  • Email:

Jeremy Ball is Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services, leading BGSU’s efforts in data management, development systems, and prospect management and research. Joining the university in February 2021, Jeremy brings to BGSU over 15 years of progressively responsible advancement services experience, most recently at Elon University. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Capital University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University. He, alongside his wife and two children, is excited to now be part of the Falcon family.

Kyle Crawford

Kyle Crawford ’07

  • Position: System Specialist
  • Phone: 419-372-9445
  • Email:

Kyle Crawford '07 is system specialist. Trained as a structured query language (SQL) analyst, he helps to maintain the database of alumni, donors and friends of BGSU. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from BGSU. Before he joined the staff in 2009, Kyle worked in the legal and compliance department for Sky Financial, Inc.


Roger Heminger

Roger Heminger is the records management officer. He joined University Advancement in 2012. He previously worked 12 years as a clerical supervisor in BGSU's Falcon Health Center, where he directly served students through billing, appointment-setting and customer service functions. He previously spent 24 years in retail management. “I love working at Bowling Green State University and interacting with students,” he said. “I learn from them every day.”


Michael Lohr

  • Position: Senior Manager of Prospect Research
  • Phone: 419-372-6981
  • Email:

Michael Lohr is senior manager of prospect research. He has more than a decade of experience in research and prospect management experience spanning three successful capital campaigns. He earned his master's degree from National-Louis University, a bachelor's degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and an associate degree from West Virginia Northern Community College.


Sheri Messaros ’00

Sheri provides administrative support for constituent records and advancement. She earned a bachelor of Arts in Sociology from BGSU in 2000. She joined University Advancement after serving BGSU in Health Services and in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies.


Joanna Pardon '05

  • Position: Senior Financial Accountant
  • Phone: 419-372-4591
  • Email:

Joanna is a senior financial accountant responsible for the daily accounting functions and reporting activities of the BGSU Foundation. She joined the Foundation Accounting team in 2021 with 13 years of experience in restricted fund accounting, eight of which were served in the BGSU Grants Accounting Department.

Updated: 03/03/2023 08:31AM