Leadership & Management

As a Presidential Priority, individuals and groups from across campus work to provide critical support, coordination, and decision-making to further the work of BTU: Partnerships at work for Greater Baltimore.

Office of Partnerships & Outreach

The Office of Partnerships and Outreach (OPO) within the Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research is tasked with managing BTU. The OPO-BTU team serves as the front door of the university for external partners and makes connections between TU's faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders. This includes strategic partnership management, data collection and utilization, reporting, marketing and communications, event management, funding support management, and cross-campus convening.

OPO-BTU Team Email
Bobbie Laur
Associate Vice President for Outreach
Matthew Durington, Ph.D.
Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships

Ardys Russakis
Executive Director Policy and Strategic Initiatives

Kathleen Crostic
Partnerships Manager

Tess Heron
Engagement Coordinator

Meet the full Office of Partnerships Team here.

Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility

Within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility (CESR) works with students to involve themselves in society with the intent to better the world around them by offering opportunities to practice civic engagement, active citizenship, and social responsibility. CESR is a crucial partner for the work of BTU because of the link to student community service and engagement.

CESR Team Email
Christopher D. Jensen, Ph.D.
Director, Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility

Stephanie Easterday
Assistant Director for Community Engagement

Luis Sierra
Assistant Director for Civic Engagement
Banke Adniji
Coordinator of Community Service

Corey Holland
Coordinator of Community Outreach

BTU Council

The BTU Council is comprised of individuals from across campus who work closely with community and corporate partners. Modeled as a think-tank, this group helps to support partnerships and relationships by raising awareness internally and externally, identifying opportunities for growth and expansion, evaluating impacts and outcomes, developing working teams to address strategic initiatives or challenges, while also serving as the advisory group to President Schatzel on the BTU priority. The BTU Council includes representatives from every academic college and administrative division.

BTU Council members

BTU Council Members

Name Division/College Department
Nancy Dufau Academic Affairs Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
David Fedorchak Academic Affairs Enrollment Services
Clare Muhoro Academic Affairs Provost's Office
Joe Herring Administration & Finance Public Safety
Jen Stano Administration & Finance Office of Human Resources
Tricia Brandenburg Athletics Operations
Lisa Michocki College of Business and Economics Student Academic and Career Services
Stella Tomasi College of Business and Economics e-Business and Techonology Management
Gilda Martinez-Alba College of Education Elementary Education
Jessica Shiller College of Education Instructional Leadership & Professional Development
Marissa Berk-Smith College of Fine Arts and Communications Dean's Office
Steven Satta College of Fine Arts and Communications Theatre Arts
Heather Tolson College of Health Professions Health Sciences
Marlene Riley College of Health Professions Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science
Carrie Grant College of Liberal Arts English
Matthew Durington College of Liberal Arts Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Sarah Haines Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Biological Sciences
Sara Slaff General Counsel  
Sarah Pressley GSA Representative  
Joyce Garczynski Library Research & Instruction
Katie Maloney President's Office Neighborhood and Government Relations
Lewis Laury SGA Representative  
Tracy Jacobs Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Mike Siers Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research Regional Economic Studies Institute
Kathleen Crostic Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research Office of Partnerships and Outreach
Bobbie Laur Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research Vice President's Office
Tess Heron Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research Office of Partnerships and Outreach
Ardys Russakis Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research Vice President's Office
Stephanie Easterday Student Affairs Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility
Chris Jensen Student Affairs Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility
Corey Bailey Student Affairs Student Activities
Lorie Logan-Bennett Student Affairs Career Center
Geaninne Callaghan University Advancement Foundation Relations
Louise Miller University Advancement University Promotions and Events
Erica Green University Marketing & Communications Marketing and Brand Strategy
Kirsten Scofield University Marketing & Communications WTMD Radio
Matt Palmer University Communications and Media Relations Communications and Media Relations
LaVern Chapman   Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity