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Rocket Hall 1300
Dean's Office - Rocket Hall 1060
Dean's Office 419.530.3072
Office of the Dean
Dennis Lettman, Ed.D., Dean
Dennis has been with The University of Toledo since 1989. He began as the Associate Dean for Student Services and Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the former University of Toledo Community and Technical College. Then in 1999, he joined University College as Associate Dean for Student Access and Success and for Degree and Special Programs. Dennis was named Dean of University College in 2007. He is now excited about the opportunities with the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. One of the accomplishments he is proud of is the reorganization of academic and student support services, in which Dennis helped create the Learning Enhancement Center, which provides tutoring and academic support to all UT students. His higher education career began at the University of Cincinnati, and then moved on to Sinclair Community College, and then joined the ranks at The University of Toledo. During his free time, he enjoys cooking and golfing.
Camila Taormina, Administrative Secretary I
Camila has been with the University of Toledo since 1996. There have been many changes and transitions within University College (now the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning) but hs is happy to say that she is one of the few who still remains. Her primary job at that time was to learn Mail Merge for the many mailings sent out on behalf of the dean. After having earned the title of Mail Merge Queen she moved on to bigger and better things and became the secretary to the dean in 2009. Camila feels blessed to say that she enjoys coming to work every day. In my spare time she enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grand kids). Camila enjoys cooking, baking, golf, fishing and working in my garden.
Beth Gerasimiak, MLS, Director, Educational Services
Beth has been involved with student recruitment and academic advising for the past nine years at The University of Toledo. Most recently, she was appointed as Director of Educational and Lifelong Learning Services for the newly created College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. Her responsiblities include overseeing the Prior Learning Assessment Program, Military Service Center, Program 60 and serves as instructor for the Portfolio Development course.
Kate Pixler, BA, Assistant Director of College Relations
Kate is the newest member of the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. She has several years of marketing, public relations, and event planning experience. Her career path as taken her from public relations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Andretti Green Racing to marketing and event planning with the National MS Society. During her free time, she enjoys being with her family, especially her daughter Nora and husband Nelson.
Office of Adult Student Extended Services
Dale Pelz, Jr., MS, Program Manager, Office of Adult Student Extended Services
Dale was born and raised in Toledo, graduating from UT in 2001 with his Bachelor of Business Administration. He spent time working in admissions at Lourdes College and UT, before moving out west in 2003 to attend graduate school at Arizona State University, where he earned his Masters of Science in Recreation. Dale then worked at ASU from 2006 - 2010 as Program Coordinator for New Student Orientation and then as Academic Advisor for the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. He was able to return to his alma mater as a Retention Specialist before joining CALL as Program Manager at the end of June 2012. When not at work, he can typically be found spending time with his wife, Liz, enjoying sports (especially college football), hanging out with family, or watching Food Network/reality shows.
Ken Davis, MA, Prior Learning and Academic Specialist, Office of Adult Student Extended Services
Ken is one of the newest members of the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. As the Prior Learning and Academic Specialist, Ken also serves as the liaison to the University's Learning Assessment Committee. He formerly taught at Antioch University and the University of California, Davis. His professional background is in the field of Conflict Engagement as a mediator, ombudsman, facilitator and trainer. Ken is currently completing his Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education from National Louis University in Chicago.
College of Adult and Lifelong Undergraduate Degree Programs
Kim Pollauf, MA, Assistant Dean and Director, CALL Student Services
Kim considers herself to be an extremely fortunate person. Working at a University means that each day holds the spark of new discovery, the opportunity to meet people from around the globe and the air is alive with a thousand conversations, lectures and debates. She is surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do and contribute to the greater good every day. When not here, she is likely to be pondering the mysteries of life in my vegetable garden, on a walkabout in one of our many parks, or attempting to answer the eternal question that is the bane of all working mothers…”What’s for dinner?”.
Melissa Gleckler, MLS, Academic Adviser
Melissa is an academic adviser, teacher, student, and alumna of The University of Toledo. She advises students in the Individualized and Adult Liberal Studies programs in the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning, teach in various departments when she's not taking classes herself, and hold both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in communications from UT. She is a social butterfly who loves the beach, rollercoasters, festivals, dancing, costume parties, turbo kick, yoga, and anything involving wheels (cars, tractors, rollerblading, biking, even Heely’s) when her nose isn’t buried in a good book!
Sandy Kosmyna, Academic Adviser
Sandy is happy to be back at University of Toledo advising students in the Individualized, Professional, and Adult Liberal Studies programs in the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. She left UT in 2005 to serve as the Director of Monroe County Community College’s Whitman Center for seven years. Prior to that, she oversaw the Project Succeed Program at the Eberly Center for Women for 17 years. Sandy has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Toledo and a B.S. from Bowling Green State University. When not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors or attending sporting events to cheer for the UT student athletes that she advises.
Richard Clark, Success Coach
Richard Clark is a UT graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an Individualized Program and his Master’s in Criminal Justice. Richard started working with students domestically and internationally in early 2000. With his heart set on giving back to the community he’s chosen roles that keep him in the forefront of student’s needs. He has served as a financial aid advisor, success mentor, instructor, advising manager, and feels more prepared than ever to be a Success Coach. In his spare time he is traveling the world, practicing Spanish, playing pool (billiards), cooking, reading, writing, and exercising.
Angie Duran, Success Coach
Angie Duran is a University of Toledo graduate with a Bachelor’s in the Individualized Program and currently working on her Master’s in Educational Technology. Angie started out with the University of Toledo as a work study student in Rocket Solution Central then became a graduate assistant in the Center for International Studies and Programs. She finds herself very honored to be a colleague within the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. Her passion, dedication and experience to students have prepared her to be a Success Coach. In her spare time, she enjoys her two kids John and Ysabel, going to her daughter’s soccer games and dinner, dancing, camping and good conversation with friends and family.
Leslie Meyer, Success Coach
Leslie comes to UT with over 20 years of combined experience in education, customer service, human resources, sales and marketing, public relations, and office administration. She completed her undergraduate degree in Education at The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. What excites her most about being a Success Coach is the opportunity to work directly with students and serve as a key resource as students pursue their personal, professional, and academic goals. Enjoyment for her comes from building relationships, connecting with students, and determining how to meet their specific needs. Away from work, Leslie loves spending time on Kelleys Island with her family, biking, boating, and watching college football.
Deb Schaefer, Records Management Officer
Deb has been with The University of Toledo since 1998. Currently she serves as Records Management Officer in the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning where she is the keeper of student records. Deb manages data collection, data processing, records maintenance and the implementation of electronic filing. In her spare time Deb enjoys cooking, gardening, karaoke, Dancing with the Stars and any activity involving her feline friends.
Mona Dokurno, BA, Student Services Coordinator 2
Mona has been at UT since 1991 and with the college for the last 10 years. She is the Student Service Coordinator for the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning Undergraduate Degree Programs and a graduate of the Adult Liberal Studies Program. She would be glad to assist you with information on our Degree Programs, Distance Learning or academic advising. Mona also serves as a member of the planning committee and as a track leader for the annual Latino Youth Summit held here at UT.
Leslie D'Arcangelo, Admin. Secretary 1
As Administrative Secretary to the Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Programs, Leslie's primary responsibility is to provide assistance with curriculum instruction and faculty relations. These responsibilities include updating AL and ALS courses each Semester; collaborating with the instructors to provide book orders to the UT campus bookstore; preparing instructor payroll documents; coordinating with the instructors to provide student evaluations; and assist with the UT @ TPS program. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo and proud to be a colleague within the College of Adult & Lifelong Learning.
Military Service Center
Cheryl Karnikowski, BA, VA-Certifying Official
For the past three years, Cheryl has had the privilege to serve veteran students and their families who use GI Bill educational benefits to begin or continue their education. Working with veterans is an honor for her because she feels it is her small way of giving back to them as they transition from military-life to student-life. She has been employed at The University of Toledo for over twenty years, and during that time Cheryl has earned a Bachelor’s degree. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education. Combining her own experiences as an adult learner with her general knowledge of the University has provided a unique opportunity to assist students at UT. Away from work she enjoys spending time with my family and friends, gardening, and playing golf.
Workplace Credit Program
Mark Ray, Director, Workplace Credit Program
Mark has worked with adult students interested in enhancing their lives through traditional and continuing education programs for 19 years. For the last 4 years, he has served as the Director of Workplace Credit Programs. He is responsible for the off campus, contracted credit education programs at area businesses and organizations, as well as, the development, planning, and implementation of new programs.