Engineering Student Success Center Team

For the Fall 2020 semester, our team will mostly be working remotely, but we are still available to assist you! You can connect with us via email, phone, or Zoom video conference. To schedule a Zoom video conference, email the staff member you want to connect with and that person will follow up with you to schedule a virtual meeting.


Ana Lazarin Ana Lazarin

Director of Broadening Participation in Engineering and Recruitment
Partnership 2 A127
ana.lazarin@wichita.edu
(316) 978-7689

 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Campus and school visits (prospective students)
  • Dual Advisor (transfer students)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Shocker Engineering Academy
  • Articulation agreements
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Advisor

Education:

Master of Education in Counseling, Wichita State University, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Wichita State University, 2008

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Communication, Analytical, Woo, Relator, Positivity

 

Jason BoschJason Bosch

Director of Student Engagement & Scholarships
Partnership 2 A125
jason.bosch@wichita.edu
(316) 978-6314

 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • CoE Scholarships
  • Wallace Scholars and WISE
  • Spirit Strong First Generation Scholar Program
  • Engineering Council
  • GEEKS Tutoring Center
  • Weekly Newsflash

Education:

Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership, University of Arkansas, 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wichita State University, 2005

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Futuristic, Strategic, Ideation, Belief, Input

 

Jacob MendezJacob Mendez

Student Engagement Coordinator
Partnership 2 A123
jacob.mendez@wichita.edu
(316) 978-6460

 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Engineering Living Learning Communities
  • ACE Mentoring Program
  • GEEKS Tutoring Center
  • Advises the Engineers Without Borders and the Society of Women Engineers
  • College of Engineering Student Organizations

Education:

Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Missouri State University, May 2014

Bachelor of Arts in History, Pittsburg State University, May 2012

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Competition, Context, Empathy, Harmony, Woo

 

Erin ShieldsErin Shields

Engineering Undergraduate Coordinator
Partnership 2 A103
erin.shields@wichita.edu 
(316) 978-7691

 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • University Exceptions
  • Undecided Engineering Advising
  • Engineering +
  • College of Engineering Commencement
  • Unclassified Professional Senator 

Education:

Bachelors of Arts in Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, 2008

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Adaptability, Input, Restorative, Arranger, Intellection

 

Jason BilberryJason Bilberry

Recruitment Coordinator
Partnership 2 A122
jason.bilberry@wichita.edu
(316) 978-3159

 

 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Project Lead the Way College Credit Program
  • Prospective Student Visits 
  • Engineering Ambassadors Advisor
  • Kansas BEST Robotics
  • Classroom and campus visits with prospective students

Education:

Master of Science in Health Human Performance and Recreation, Pittsburg State University, 2014

Bachelors of Business Administration, Pittsburg State University, 2012

 Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Developer, Empathy, Adaptability, Arranger, Relator

 

Polly Basore WenzlPolly Basore Wenzl


Strategic Communications and K-12 Outreach Officer
Partnership 2 A121
polly.wenzl@wichita.edu 
(316) 978-6512

 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Social Media and Web
  • College Marketing and Publications
  • Summer Camps and Youth Outreach
  • Broader Impacts Faculty Support
  • Computer Careers Day

Education:

Masters of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1991

Bachelors of Science in News and Editorial Journalism, Oklahoma State University, 1989

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Strategic, Intellection, Connectedness, Learner, Achiever


Erin PerilaErin Perlia


Engineering Regional Recruiter, Kansas City
erin.perila@wichita.edu

 

 

 

Responsibilities : 

  • Classroom Visits
  • Career Fairs and Other Recruitment Events
  • Prospective Students in Kansas City Metro

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Wichita State University, 1987 

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Coming

 

Rita MalinauskasRita Malinauskas


Administrative Assistant
Partnership 2 A114
rita.malinauskas@wichita.edu
(316) 978-6288

 

 Responsibities: 

  • College of Engineering Commencement
  • Engineering Open House
  • Partnership 2 Reservations
  • General Questions

Education:

Bachelor in Business Administration, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 1983

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Empathy, Adaptability, Intellection, Positivity, Achiever

 

Maria Lucas

Maria Lucas


Academic Advisor
Partnership 2
maria.lucas@wichita.edu
(316) 978-3400

 

 

Resposibilities: 

  • Advisor for Applied Computing, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Tech, Industrial Engineering, Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wichita State University, 2009

Clifton Strengths by Gallup: Input, Adaptability, Deliberative, Analytical, Individualization