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Alumni Board

Our purpose is to advance the mission of Spring Arbor University through strengthening alumni connections with the university, current students and each other. We accomplish this through:

  • Providing services to our alumni.
  • Presenting annual awards to those who embody the qualities articulated in the Concept.
  • Communicating alumni news and information.
  • Encouraging participation in campus and area events for alumni and friends.
  • Fostering alumni financial support.
  • Coordinating homecoming activities as well as class, area, and affinity reunions.
  • Partnering with alumni to foster referrals for future students to SAU.
  • Helping build a network of alumni who assist our students with career development and experiential learning initiatives.

The SAU Alumni Board of Directors, currently made up of 13 alumni volunteers, has three-year terms with a two term limit and typically brings on three to six new members each year. Alumni board members volunteer their time, talent, expertise and resources to further the impact on students, alumni and Spring Arbor University itself – and work towards equipping all alumni to do the same. If interested in serving as an alumni board member or if you have any suggestions for the board, please contact the alumni office.

Rick Lofgren alumni board

Alumni Board President

Rick Lofgren ’87

President at COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association)

B.A. in Business Administration – Main Campus

Greenwood, IN

Alumni Board Vice President

Amber Wright ’13, ’16, ’22 ( DNP, MSN-Ed, FNP-C, DipACLM)

Nurse Practitioner at TeamHealth

BSN – Jackson Site, MSN – Online, DNP – Online

Jackson, MI

Karen (Patterson) Ehman ’86

New York Times Best-selling Author, Proverbs 31 Ministries Speaker and Content Specialist 

BA in Social Science – Main Campus

DeWitt, MI

Keith Jordan

Keith Jordan ’16, ’18

Co-Founder and Executive Director at JLJ Vision Outreach Inc. | Owner at The Onyx Café

BS in Organizational Management – Toledo Site, MBA – Online

Toledo, OH

Stephanie (Rodriguez) Schiro ’13

Special Projects Manager at Maverick Protection Group

BA in Social Work – Main Campus

Jackson, MI

Angela Heflin ’03

Associate Director at Michigan Venture Capital Association

BA in Early Childhood Education, Health & Exercise Science – Main Campus

Ypsilanti, MI

Kelly Crum ’92

Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging at Jackson College

BA in Sociology – Main Campus

Jackson, MI

Tracey Lowder ’92, ’99, ’05

Superintendent at Vandercook Lake Public Schools

BA in English – Main Campus, MA in Education – Online

Jackson, MI

Charlie Monroe ’14, ’22

Mental Health Therapist at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties & Adjunct Professor at Grace Christian University

BA in Pastoral Ministry and Psychology – Main Campus, MA in Counseling – Online

Lansing, MI

Meghan Dobben 1994 – 1997

Township Clerk for Summit Township

Main Campus

Jackson, MI

Jason Vasaris ’06, ’10

Real Estate Acquisition Project Manager at Consumers Energy

BA in Accounting & M.B.A – Main Campus

Parma, MI

Campus Graduating Class Representative

Ridge Foco ’22

Financial Planner at GuideStream Financial

BA in Finance/Financial Planning – Main Campus

Marshall, MI

Alumni Office Staff

Brian Knapp ’10 – Director of Alumni Relations

If you are interested in serving on the alumni board or would like to recommend someone for consideration, please contact the alumni office.