BTU Leadership

As a campus-wide initiative, individuals and groups from across campus work to provide critical support, coordination, and decision-making to further positive impacts across Maryland.

BTU Leadership Team

The BTU Leadership Team ensures BTU goals and milestones are met. 

Dr Matthew Durington

Matthew Durington, Ph.D.

Director for Community Engagement and Partnerships
Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice


Bobbie Laur

Bobbie Laur

Associate Vice President, Outreach
Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research


Santiago Solis

Santiago Solis, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Civic Engagement and Leadership, Military & Veterans Center, Student Success Programs, Events & Conference Services


BTU Support Teams

The Office of Partnerships & Outreach brings together university and community interests and resources to advance mutually-beneficial collaborations on campus and in our communities. This team provides overarching support and management of BTU.

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility empowers students, faculty, and staff to be socially aware and active leaders with the passion and knowledge to enhance their communities. We also serve as a resource for community partners seeking TU volunteers.

BTU Council

The BTU Council is comprised of individuals from across campus who work closely with university-community partnerships and relationships. This group supports partnerships and relationships by raising awareness, identifying opportunities for growth and expansion, and evaluating outcomes and impacts. Current members of the BTU Council include:

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
Jeff Schmidt Administration & Finance Office of Technology Services
Jen Stano Administration & Finance Office of Human Resources
Bria Bennett Athletics Fan Development
Lisa Michocki College of Business and Economics Student Academic and Career Services
Tobin Porterfield College of Business and Economics e-Business and Techonology Management
Gilda Martinez-Alba College of Education Department of 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 Department of Theatre Arts
Shavise Glascoe College of Health Professions Department of Health Sciences
Marlene Riley College of Health Professions Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science
Lisa Martinelli College of Liberal Arts Family Studies & Community Development
Matthew Durington College of Liberal Arts Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Sarah Haines Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Department of Biological Sciences
Sarah Pressley GSA Representative  
Joyce Garczynski Library Research & Instruction
Katie Maloney President's Office Neighborhood and Government Relations
Lewis Laury SGA Representative Director of Community Outreach
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
Vicki Simek Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research Continuing and Professional Studies
Stephanie Easterday Student Affairs Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility
Chris Jensen Student Affairs Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility
Anee Korme Student Affairs Center for Student Diversity
Lorie Logan-Bennett Student Affairs Career Center
Santiago Solis Student Affairs Center for Student Diversity
Geaninne Callaghan University Advancement Foundation Relations
Louise Miller University Advancement University Promotions and Events
Matt Palmer University Marketing and Communications Communications and Media Relations
Sean Welsh University Marketing and Communications Communications and Media Relations
LaVern Chapman   Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity
Kirsten Scofield   WTMD Radio