College of Business and Innovation

Graduate Programs Office Staff

Darlene Evans

Darlene Evans

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
College of Business and Innovation
Stanahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
Darlene.Evans@utoledo.edu

I am thrilled to be able to assist you in your interactions with the Graduate Programs Office.  My current areas of expertise are:

  • Executive MBA application & admissions processes , administration, and alumni relations
  • Global MBA partnership application & admissions processes, administration, and alumni relations

I am a Toledo native and three-time graduate of the University of Toledo.  I have over 25 years of business and higher education experience that ranges from project management, marketing, program management, and international relations.  My goal is to provide exceptional service to all who need assistance from the College of Business and Innovation’s Graduate Programs Office.

 
Stacy Jenkins, MA

Stacy Jenkins, MA

Graduate Programs Advisor
College of Business and Innovation
Stranahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
Stacy.Jenkins@utoledo.edu

Welcome to the Graduate Programs Office! In my role as the Graduate Programs Advisor I serve the MBA students with their advising needs. It is my mission to ethically, purposefully, and competently engage with others, doing my best to positively impact lives. I do not have all the answers, but I will do my best to assist others to successfully navigate interactions related to higher education.

I have served the majority of my professional career in higher education, having served a diverse student body at all levels of educational enrollment endeavors. I have also served as 2014-2015 President for the Ohio Academic Advising Association, the 2012-2013 President of Lake Erie Higher Education Consortium, 2019-2020 TACADA Executive Board Chair, and on the 2019-2022 Professional Staff Council. I am looking forward to serving and celebrating with you! Go Rockets!

 
Kelly Barger, MBA

Kelly Barger

Graduate Enrollment and Brand Manager
College of Business and Innovation
Stranahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
Kelly.Barger@utoledo.edu

My name is Kelly Barger and I serve as the Graduate Enrollment and Brand Manager for the Graduate Programs Office within the College of Business and Innovation. While I am happy to assist all students with their questions, my areas of proficiency are:

  • Assisting inquiries for EMBA, MBA, MSA and specialized master's degree programs.
  • Onboarding Professional MBA, MSA and specialized mastr's degree programs.
  • Developing and strengthening community partnerships

I was born and raised in northwest Ohio where I attended Heidelberg University and completed my BS in Psychology and History. I then enrolled at Tiffin University and earned my MBA in Leadership. I come to UT with over 8 years of experience within higher education including recruiting, advising and career services. I look forward to assisting you!

 
Ariana Turk

Ariana Turk

Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs
College of Business and Innovation
Stanahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
Ariana.Turk@Utoledo.edu

My name is Ariana Turk, I’m the Administrative Assistant of the COBI Graduate Programs Office. I am responsible for providing Stacy, Kelly and Darlene with daily Administrative support. Majority of my focus goes towards managing the student workers and assisting in the productivity of our specialized programs. I help coordinate the operational tasks in our office to ensure our department is efficient, so we can provide exceptional customer service to all of our students.

Originally I am a Toledo native, 7 years ago I migrated slightly south to pursue my Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing at Wright State University. I am happy to be back in the Toledo area, and am excited that I too am pursuing my MBA here at the University of Toledo. I can provide individuals with a unique service of providing first-hand experience on what to expect during your academic journey here as a student and provide helpful tips along the way. I look forward to assisting in any way I can!

 
Chloe Michael, MBA in INFS (anticipated Fall 2019)

 Chloe Michael

Graduate Assistant and Graduate Student Worker 
College of Business and Innovation
Stanahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
COBIGradPrograms@utoledo.edu

My name is Chloe Michael and I am a graduate assistant and graduate student worker for the COBI Graduate Programs Office. In addition to working as a front desk clerk, I primarily assist Stacy Jenkins in MBA advising.

I am originally from the Toledo area. After completing a duel Bachelor’s degree in Communications and German Language at Bowling Green State University, I returned to Toledo where I am now completing an MBA in Information Systems at the University of Toledo. I enjoy working with others and look forward to being of assistance to you!

 
Shemari Hale, MBA in HSCM (Anticipated Graduation Summer 2020)

Shemari Hale


Graduate Assistant and Graduate Student Worker 
College of Business and Innovation
Stanahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
COBIGradPrograms@utoledo.edu

My name is Shemari Hale and I’m a Graduate Assistant with the COBI Graduate Programs Office. I primarily work with Kelly Barger to increase our MBA program awareness and enrollment. Most of my duties in the office are centered on recruiting prospective professional MBA & MSA students.

I’m originally from Dayton, Ohio and completed my undergraduate degree in Pharmacy Administration at the University of Toledo in December 2018. I am currently enrolled as an MBA student specializing in Healthcare Systems Management. It brings me much joy to help others and make an impact on campus. My goal is to ensure that prospective students acquire first-hand insight on what to expect of our programs. Thus far, I’ve had great experience and I hope to assist others in embarking on a new journey, here at the University of Toledo! Go rockets!

I look forward to answering your questions and I hope you stop by!

 
Adele Bowling, BA in Spanish (Anticipated Graduation Spring 2020)

Adele Bowling


Student Worker
College of Business and Innovation
Stanahan Hall Suite 1016
419.530.5680
COBIGradPrograms@utoledo.edu

I am a Student Office Assistant for the COBI Graduate Programs Office. I am originally from the Dayton area, and I moved to Toledo to pursue my undergraduate degree. I assist with student inquiries, completing miscellaneous projects in support of the office, and coordinating the EMBA weekend programming with Ariana. Many people are surprised to learn that my major is Spanish, since I work in the College of Business and Innovation, but I am also minoring in International Business. My major and passion help me bring a different perspective to the office.

I look forward to answering your questions and I hope you stop by!

 
Last Updated: 6/25/19