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
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
  • Engineering 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