Staff

A University department within Student Life, the staff is charged with supporting the fraternity and sorority community.  Utilizing our Vision and Mission, the full-time and part-time staff members work closely with the four councils and the affiliated organizations to aid students with recruitment, intake, event planning, educational programming, social, philanthropic and logistical needs. Staff members also serve as facilitators and educators at retreats and other forums and workshops. They act as liaisons to alumni, parents, City of Ann Arbor officials, Inter/National headquarters, and University faculty and staff. Additionally, the staff assists individual chapters with their programming ideas, problem-solving and leadership development.

 

Permanent Staff

Dr. Travis Martin

Travis earned a Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia, an M.Ed. in higher education leadership from the University of Arkansas, and a B.S, in biology from Mississippi Valley State University. He has a long list of scholarly accomplishments, including publications, presentations, and courses taught. 

Shannon Cohen Benson

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Shannon is the Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Panhellenic Advisor.  Originally from California, she moved across the country and graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. After graduation she packed her bags for two years and traveled across the United States as a sorority consultant. Shannon landed in the Midwest in 2010 to get her Master's degree in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor she interned as the Graduate Assistant with Fraternity & Sorority Life for two years.

Andrianna (Dri) Barden

Dri is the Health and Wellbeing Specialist of Fraternity and Sorority Life. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Madonna University. Dri served as a College Adviser for Michigan State University, partnered with AmeriCorps and the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) where she discovered her passion for higher education. She also enjoyed managing and supporting Registered Student Organizations at Madonna University Student Life.

Jordan Borchert

Jordan is the Assistant Director with primary responsibility for the Interfraternity Council. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master's in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Northern Michigan University. Jordan, came back home to the state of Michigan in 2023 after 6 years working with Fraternity and Sorority Life at Middle Tennessee State University and at the University of Maryland.

Abriana Cardenas

Abriana is the Advisor to Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations & Community Liaison to Multicultural Initiatives. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Western Michigan University. Abriana is a born and raised Michigander who enjoys crafting, working out, traveling and spending time with her fur babies, family and friends. Though she comes from “the other school”, she is very excited to join the team here at U of M bringing her passion for Greek life.

Cheyenne Flaishans

Cheyenne graduated with her B.S. in Human Development and Family studies from Bowling Green State University and M.S.Ed in College Student Personnel Service from Arkansas State University. During her undergraduate time she worked in continuing education with the BGSU State Fire School and in pre-college programs as an intern for the American association of Undergraduate Women building programming and education for one of their summer camps. She worked professionally for about four years at Kettering University in Flint, MI as a Student Life Coordinator over Greek Life and Leadership.

Danielle Heinowski

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Danielle is the Records Administrator.  She has worked in various administrative settings. She received her associates degree from Washtenaw Community College and is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan-Flint that she hopes to use to help others within Higher Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog and cat. 

Christine Kulka

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In addition, to handling the day-to-day operations of the office, Chris assists the executive boards and chapters with navigating the campus as they plan events.  A graduate of the University of Michigan, she spends her time away from the office with her husband, son and dogs.

Graduate Interns

Regis Haynes

Regis serves as the Marketing Intern in FSL. He was born and raised in Detroit, MI and received  his Bachelor's in Choral Music Education at the University of Michigan in 2021. While there, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. After graduating, He spent two years working for Detroit Public Schools Community District as a Music Teacher. Currently, he iuspursuing my Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration.

Allie Lawler

Allie Lawler is an Environmental Justice Master’s student within SEAS at the University of Michigan. Prior to beginning her new adventure in Michigan, she grew up in Dallas, Texas and made a big move to Fort Collins, Colorado for her undergraduate experience in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability as well as Environmental Affairs at Colorado State University.

Michael Silek

Michael Silek is a Master of Higher Education student at the University of Michigan, and serves as the accountability intern. Prior to coming to Michigan, he earned his Bachelor's from the University of Virginia, where he studied foreign affairs and Russian language.