Staff Directory

Welcome to the staff directory for BGSU's division of University Advancement. If you are looking for someone not located on this page, or have general questions, please contact us toll free at 888-839-2586.

Pamela Conlin

Pamela Conlin

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

Pam Conlin is the Vice President for University Advancement at Bowling Green State University, having started her position in October 2018. She is leading the alumni engagement and fundraising efforts to help BGSU successfully complete its Changing Lives for the World comprehensive campaign by December 2020. Pam previously held several fundraising and constituent engagement positions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she served for 20 years. One of these positions was Director of Development for SMU’s Cox School of Business. Pam 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. 

Pam earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Miami University then worked as a lab chemist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She developed her interest in non-profit fundraising as a community volunteer and advocate while she and her husband Steve, and their two sons, lived in five different U.S. states. Pam is an advocate of higher-education and the opportunities it provides to transform people’s lives.

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Robin Stock

Position: Assistant Vice President for Development
Phone: 419-372-6389
Email: rstock@bgsu.edu

Robin Stock is Assistant Vice President for Development, leading BGSU’s team of major gift, corporate/foundation and planned giving fundraisers. She joins the Falcon family with more than fifteen years in progressive fundraising roles in the nonprofit and high education sectors, most recently spending eight years at Ohio University. An avid reader, writer, and live music fan, Robin is excited to join the BGSU community, alongside her husband and two children.

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Jill Auchmuty ’88

Position: Senior Secretary
Phone: 419-372-7761
Email: jauchmu@bgsu.edu

Jill provides administrative support for alumni and advancement 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.

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April Baratian ’93

Position: Director of Development
Phone: 330-618-9427
Email: aprilhb@bgsu.edu

April Baratian is a director of development for northeast Ohio. She previously worked as Director of Development at Seton Catholic School. While at BGSU, she traveled to Spain through the Study Abroad Program and benefited from several co-op and internship opportunities through the Career Center. She was a resident advisor, where she met her Falcon Flame, Marcus. April is excited to be representing her alma mater and connecting with successful alumni!

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Lisa Bowen '10, '13

Position: Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Phone: 419-372-7706
Email: lisage@bgsu.edu

Lisa Bowen ’10, ’13 is the senior administrative assistant to the vice president. In this position, she provides administrative support 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 the former Student Health Service and most recently 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.

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Sarah Brokamp ’10, ’20

Position: Special Assistant to the Vice President
Phone: 419-372-0352
Email: sbrokamp@bgsu.edu

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 Communication with a specialization in Strategic Communication and Social Media in 2020.

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Jordan Cravens ’09, ’13

Position: Director of Development
Phone: 419-372-7772
Email: jcraven@bgsu.edu

Jordan Cravens is a director of development and serves as a liaison to the Colleges of Health & Human Services and Education & Human Development. She was previously the associate director of leadership giving. Jordan began her career in University Advancement as Assistant Director of Annual Giving in 2015 after serving on the BGSU Volleyball coaching staff as director of operations for two years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism and later a master’s degree in Sport Administration from BGSU.

Kyle Crawford

Kyle Crawford ’07

Position: System Specialist
Phone: 419-372-9445
Email: kylec@bgsu.edu

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.

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Karly (Grilliot) DeGroot ’08

Position: Director of Development
Phone: 419-372-4263
Email: karlyg@bgsu.edu

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.

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Joe Edens ’11

Position: Director of Development
Phone: 419-372-9465
Email: jedens@bgsu.edu

Joe Edens is a director of development and serves as a liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences. Joe returned to his alma mater after serving in advancement and student affairs positions at the Virginia Tech and the University of Findlay.

Joe earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and his master’s degree from Virginia Tech. While at BGSU, Joe served in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), founded the Adolescent to Young Adult Association (AYAA), and married his Falcon Flame, Jessica, in Prout Chapel. A first-generation college student, Joe is devoted to the advancement and expansion of higher education through helping others find the joy in giving back.

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Brady Gaskins, Ph.D. ’94, ’96, ’09

Position: Director of Development
Phone: 419-372-7617
Email: gaskins@bgsu.edu

Brady Gaskins is a director of development and liaison to the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering. Most recently, Brady worked at the University of Findlay as a Leadership Gifts Officer. As a student at BGSU, he was involved in SICSIC, USG, an employee at the Student Rec Center, and served a two-year term as the graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees. A three-time graduate of BGSU, he previously held a variety of positions at his alma mater from admissions to student affairs. Brady and his wife, Heather ’94, ’99, are Falcon Flames and are parents of a second generation Falcon.

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Roger Heminger

Position: Records Manager
Phone: 419-372-7696
Email: rheming@bgsu.edu

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.”

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Kim Jacobs

Position: Associate Director of Alumni & Events
Phone: 419-372-4264
Email: kjacobs@bgsu.edu

Kim Jacobs is assistant director of programming and oversees all Alumni Association activities and events during BGSU’s annual Homecoming. She also coordinates the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and directs the alumni society program. 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 for BGSU students and now look forward to doing the same for our Falcon alumni.”

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Mary Ellen Kellow

Position: Planned Giving Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7648
Email: mkellow@bgsu.edu

Mary Ellen Kellow is the planned giving coordinator, serving as a liaison to the colleges, BGSU Foundation Accounting and donors. Mary Ellen earned her bachelor's degree in applied organizational technology from the University of Toledo and is a certified paralegal. She joined University Advancement in 2011 with more than 15 years of legal, banking and compliance experience. She previously worked in Student Financial Aid at BGSU, where she worked directly with students, parents and lenders.

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Michael Lohr

Position: Senior Manager of Prospect Research
Phone: 419-372-6981
Email: lmlohr@bgsu.edu

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.

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Sheri Messaros ’00

Position: Senior Secretary
Phone: 419-372-5540
Email: sheriso@bgsu.edu

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.

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Position: Senior Associate AD for Development
Phone: 419-372-7057
Email: dbmeyer@bgsu.edu

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.

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Laura Moore ’82, ’83

Position: Executive Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Phone: 419-372-9464
Email: ljmoore@bgsu.edu

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 and cultivating and recognizing donors. Prior to 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.

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Danielle Parker '16

Position: Director of Development
Phone: 419-372-3878
Email: dnparke@bgsu.edu

Danielle Parker '16 is a director of development for Bowling Green State University where she serves as a liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Student Affairs.

Prior to returning to BGSU, Danielle was the advancement director for the Montessori School of Bowling Green. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and History from BGSU and earned an MS in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. While an undergraduate, Danielle served a term as the Student Body Vice President. "I’m grateful to be in a position where I can work every day to give back to the institution that gave me so much as a student."

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Sheri Quiroga

Position: Senior Secretary
Phone: 419-372-7600
Email: sheriqu@bgsu.edu

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.

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Victor Senn '16

Position: Associate Director of Leadership Giving
Phone: 419-372-9232
Email: vsenn@bgsu.edu

Victor Senn '16 is the associate director for leadership giving where he works to engage alumni and friends including reunion groups, leadership circle members and recent alumni. After graduation, Victor moved to Chicago with his falcon flame Tiffany '15 and held multiple business development roles while staying involved at BGSU through Recent Alumni Council. As a student, Victor was involved in the Schmidthorst College of Business, student government, and Greek life, where he is still an active alumnus of Alpha Tau Omega. Victor is honored to serve his alma mater, during a time of great momentum in University Advancement and the community as a whole. "It is an exciting time to be at BGSU."

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Sandy Stoots

Position: Senior Secretary
Phone: 419-372-4262
Email: sstoots@bgsu.edu

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.

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Sara Thompson ’14

Position: Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Phone: 419-372-7700
Email: saragt@bgsu.edu

Sara is the assistant director of annual giving. In this role, she works with Campus Campaign and BGSU’s crowdfunding platform, “Falcon Funded”. Sara served as the development coordinator at Imagination Station in Toledo before becoming part of the University Advancement team. She earned an undergraduate degree in Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning with a minor in Marketing at BGSU in 2014.  

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Jenny Wensink '17

Position: Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Phone: 419-372-7702
Email: wensinj@bgsu.edu

Jenny Wensink is director of annual giving and alumni relations and works with annual giving programs including Leadership Circle, direct mail and phonathon. She previously worked as BGSU assistant director of annual giving and assistant director of development for The Ohio State University-Extension at the Wooster Campus. She earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from OSU and received a master’s degree in public administration at BGSU in 2017.  

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Kate Zenone '13

Position: Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Phone: 419-372-7690
Email: czenone@bgsu.edu

Kate Zenone ’13 joined the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving team in December 2019 as the assistant director of alumni engagement. In this role, she increases collaboration with regional networks, affinity groups, and campus partners by guiding the oversight, recruitment and recognition of volunteers and by strengthening relationships with alumni, faculty and staff, students and friends of BGSU. Kate previously worked in the non-profit industry, before returning to her alma mater to work on behalf of the BGSU Catering by Chartwells team and is excited to now be a part of University Advancement. She earned her undergraduate degree in Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning in 2013.

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Sara Zulch-Smith ’01, ’11

Position: Senior Director of Development
Phone: 419-372-7309
Email: szulchs@bgsu.edu

Sara Zulch-Smith '00, '11 is a senior director of development and liaison to the College of Education and Human Development. 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.”