Alumni Services Staff | School of Law | SIU

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Alumni Services Staff

Michael Ruiz

Assistant Dean for Career, Alumni, and Promotional Services

Office: Room 104B
Phone: (618)-453-8763

Michael is responsible for career, alumni, and promotional services for the School of Law. Past assignments include the LL.M, MLS, and conditional admit JD degree programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives, the pro bono requirement, school-wide surveys, and other special projects assigned by the Dean. Michael full profile >>

Nikki Borrenpohl

Alumni Communications Project Coordinator (Independent Contractor)

Kristy White

Alumni Events and Receptions


Kristy has been with the School of Law for 20 years starting as the Receptionist in the Dean’s Suite and then moving on to Student Services working with the Registered Student Organizations, Moot Court Board Assistant working on the Intramural Moot Court Competition and the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, Event planning including reunions and receptions most recently with School of Law Alumni.  Kristy was recently asked to chair a committee for Events and Receptions and also for Judging with the newly created Dean’s Advisory and Working Group (DAWG) working closely with alumni who have volunteered to be a part of each committee.  These are the main areas Kristy is involved in; however, she also takes care of many of the daily aspects of the School of Law.  She was the recipient of the SIU Law Outstanding Teaching Support award in 2012 & 2019 and was awarded the Outstanding Civil Service Staff Member award in 2015.

Maryl Wildermuth

Alumni Database/360 Alumni


Aqib Hussain ‘22

Student Assistant

Alumni database

Ayanna Robinson, BS Accounting ‘22

Student Assistant

Alumni database

Lexie Tourville ‘22

Student Assistant

Alumni Gifts and Lists

I have the privilege of working and communicating with our alumni. I primarily assist in the organization of alumni events hosted by the law school; however, my favorite role as a Career Services student employee is connecting our current students with alumni. Whether it is a simple meeting for a student to learn more about an alumni's area of legal work or a student seeking employment opportunities, our alumni are dedicated to helping current students in any way possible. That is what makes my position so fun!