Lawrence Technological University has named Krysta Coleman its new Director of Alumni Relations.
Coleman, 26, graduated from Lawrence Tech in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with a minor in technical and professional communication.
In 2015, she earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in higher education and student affairs, from Western Michigan University.
Before joining Lawrence Tech, Coleman was assistant director of the Michigan State University Department of Student Life, where she advised MSU’s undergraduate student government, as well as other student groups, and coordinated the contracting process for major student groups.
Prior to that, Coleman was interim assistant director of campus programming and registered student organization development at WMU, where she advised and provided support for the university’s Campus Activities Board, coordinating the planning of large-scale university programs such as Homecoming and the school-year-opening Bronco Bash.
Earlier, she held internship and graduate assistant positions at WMU and Lawrence Tech.
Coleman has also won several advisor and student affairs awards from MSU and WMU, and was an Ed Donley Distinguished Graduate of Lawrence Tech.
Coleman is a resident of Grand Ledge.
“Having the opportunity to come ‘home’ and serve at your alma mater is a dream for any higher education professional,” Coleman said. “To be able to do so in a role that connects you with so many amazing people whose lives were also monumentally impacted by the institution – to give other alums the opportunity to connect back, sometimes after years and decades of being away – is even more special.”
Added Kristen DeVries, LTU vice president of university advancement: “Who better to lead the effort to better engage alumni than one who is one herself? Krysta represents the best an education at Lawrence Tech has to offer and we are thrilled she has agreed to apply her skills and innovative thinking to take LTU's alumni relations initiatives to the next level.”