Meet the Team
Theresa Allen, Admissions Application Coordinator
Ms. Allen coordinates and manages the processing of all J.D. applications for the Office of Admissions. She works closely with the Assistant Dean and members of the Admissions Committee to ensure that applications are reviewed in a timely manner. She also is responsible for the preparation of admission decision letters and reports. Ms. Allen has been a member of the Admissions staff since 2000.
John Garcia, Director of Financial Aid
Mr. Garcia has worked in financial aid since 1995, becoming Director of Financial Aid at MSU College of Law in 2005. In addition to counseling both prospective and continuing students and their families regarding financial aid options, he certifies students' loan eligibility, coordinates the packaging of aid for law students, participates in the establishment of the student budget, and frequently presents on the topic of financing an MSU legal education. Mr. Garcia regularly presents at conferences for financial aid professionals and has served on committees for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Access Group. He earned his undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree at Michigan State University.
Alicia Lane, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Ms. Lane assists prospective students in each phase of the enrollment process, from meeting and counseling freshmen through a candidate's acceptance to and matriculation at the Law College. In addition to representing the Law College at law fairs and universities throughout the country, she coordinates the involvement of alumni for the Admissions Office. Prior to joining the Admissions Office staff, she served for 12 years as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Kent County, Michigan, where she handled child protection, juvenile delinquency, mental commitment and personal protection cases. Ms. Lane is a 2003 MSU Law graduate, is licensed to practice in Michigan, and is a 1997 graduate of MSU.
Charles Roboski, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Dean Charles Roboski provides overall leadership for the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid and the Law College's Communications Office. As chief admissions officer, he works closely with the Faculty Admissions Committee in establishing and implementing the Law College's admissions and scholarship policies. He assists prospective students who are exploring law as a career and coordinates many of the office's on-campus and virtual programs for prospective students. Dean Roboski joined the MSU Law administration in 2008 and has served as a dean or director of law admissions since 1988, during which time he has reviewed more than 50,000 applications for admission. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Dominican University, a Master of Arts from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Dayton.
Kimberly Wilkes, Admissions Coordinator
Ms. Wilkes assists prospective students during all phases of the application process. In addition to offering general information regarding admissions issues, she arranges individual visits to the Law College, assists with the hosting of admissions events, works closely with the Student Ambassadors program, and coordinates the Roommate Clearinghouse service. A lifelong Michigan resident, Ms. Wilkes has earned two bachelor degrees from Michigan State University and is a Certified Meeting Professional. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, she worked in marketing and event management.
Justin Williams, Assistant Director of Admissions
Mr. Williams advises all levels of prospective students, from counseling freshmen to assisting candidates who have been offered admission. As assistant director, he coordinates the office's webinar programs, works closely with student ambassadors, and represents the Law College at law fairs and universities throughout the country. Mr. Williams received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in May 2015 and his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University. As a law student, he participated in the Street Law program, was a graduate assistant for the University's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs, and held leadership positions in multiple student organizations.