Engineering Student Success Center Team

For the Spring 2021 semester, some of our team is working remotely, and others are working a blended in person/remote schedule, but all of us are available to serve you! You can connect with us either in person or 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
(316) 978-7689




  • 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


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
(316) 978-6314




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


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
(316) 978-6460




  • 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


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 
(316) 978-7691




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


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
(316) 978-3159




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


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 
(316) 978-6512



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


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




Responsibilities : 

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


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
(316) 978-6288



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


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
(316) 978-3400




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


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wichita State University, 2009

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