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Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Assistant Vice President for Administration, Michigan Tech
tacolema@mtu.edu

Theresa A. Coleman-Kaiser became assistant vice president for administration at Michigan Tech in 2011 after holding several administrative and operations positions since 1999. Coleman-Kaiser currently oversees Public Safety and Police Services, the Office of Continuous Improvement, Human Resources, and campus Auxiliary Services comprised of Dining, Merchandising, Ticketing, Memorial Union, Ski Hill, Golf Course, and Performing Arts Center. Prior to Michigan Tech, Coleman-Kaiser worked at Grinnell College, St. Norbert College, and the University of Oregon in auxiliary services and student union roles. 

Coleman-Kaiser is a lean practitioner, a campus lean facilitator, and a volunteer lean greenbelt coach for State of Michigan employees through the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC). She serves on the campus Incident Command Team as Logistics Section Chief, and has been trained at the FEMA ICS-300 level.  Coleman-Kaiser holds the certified auxiliary services professional (CASP) certification from the National Association of Colleges Auxiliary Services (NACAS) and serves the association as a subject matter expert in developing and editing the CASP certification exam.

Articles by Theresa Coleman-Kaiser
Developing Students, Improving Universities
"Today, lean thinking in higher education is uncommon," writes Theresa Coleman-Kaiser of Michigan Tech University. "As a rule, institutions that teach lean continuous improvement in their academic curricula or that have centers or institutes to educate the public struggle themselves to be practitioners in their own administrative processes.  " Learn more about how Michigan Tech is working to change this. More »