Meet Our Admissions Team

The Ross BBA Admissions Team is here to support you during your application process to Ross. We hope you'll reach out to us with any questions you may have about our program or application. 

Blaire Moody Rideout

Blaire Moody Rideout, PhD

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

My Role: I have full responsibility for the undergraduate admissions process at Michigan Ross, which includes leading the wonderful Ross Undergraduate Admissions Team! And while I direct the admissions process for all the three pathways to Ross, I do not make admission decisions by myself. We take a committee-based approach in reviewing your application. This approach ensures a holistic review with many reader perspectives to form a well-rounded and broadly diverse class. 

My Advice for Prospective Students: Be honest and true to yourself. And if so, YOU will guide where to apply to college and ultimately where to attend. 

What I Currently Listen To: My two boys and I love to listen to NPR's WOW in the World anytime of day. I mean who doesn't like Mindy and Guy Raz?!? 

How to Reach Me: brideout@umich.edu

Kim Williams

Kim Williams

Assistant Director of Transfer and Outreach Initiatives 

My Role: I manage our diversity recruitment initiatives by building and maintaining relationships with prospective students and families from underrepresented populations and organizations that serve them. This includes managing our transfer admissions process, facilitating our fly-in programs, such as All-Access Weekend, and working with Michigan community colleges and other community-based organizations across the nation to develop strong pipelines of highly-motivated students.

My Advice for Prospective Students: Believe in yourself! Know that every student has a story to tell and has something unique about them! 

What I Currently Listen To: The Michelle Obama Podcast! 

How to Reach Me: kimannwi@umich.edu

Kim Williams

Briana Barann

Assistant Director of Recruitment Initiatives 

My Role: I manage our recruitment initiatives for prospective first year students. This includes the visit experiences as well as overseeing the Ross BBA student Ambassadors! In addition I also oversee the Business Minor application process for our current Michigan students.

My Advice for Prospective Students: During the application process, be yourself! Let your personality shine and be confident that you can do anything you put your mind to!

What I Currently Listen To: As a musical theatre lover, I choose a new musical each week to listen to top to bottom. My top favorite for the year so far is SIX: The Musical.

How to Reach Me: bbarann@umich.edu 

Alyssa Decato

Allysa Decato

Admissions Officer 

My Role: I work with potential transfer students through the transfer application process and assist with outreach initiatives to show students nationwide all the great things Ross offers. I am here to answer any questions regarding the admissions process. Also to provide some comfort during the transfer process.

My Advice for Prospective Students: It always seems impossible until it's done; don't let a fear of denial stop you from applying.

What I Currently Listen To: Zone Defense Podcast

How to Reach Me: decatoa@umich.edu

Janet Sidawy

Janet Sidaway

Admissions Officer 

My Role: I work with prospective high school students throughout the application process and assist with our Ross BBA Ambassadors. I am here to be a resource for students during the college application process, as well as answer any questions they may have.

My Advice for Prospective Students: Every expert was once a beginner. Do not be afraid to try something new!

What I Currently Listen To: Brooke and Connor Make a Podcast

How to Contact Me: sidawayj@umich.edu 

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Samantha Hurst

EVENTS PLANNER

My Role: I coordinate all admissions events. From the information sessions you attend on Fridays to the welcome dinners in your hometown, I touch each and everyone of those to make sure you feel special. 

My Advice for Prospective Students: Never give up on your goals, especially when it gets hard. Put in the work, be consistent, do your best and you can achieve anything! 

What I Currently Listen To: I have been listening to a lot of early 2000's music recently. Who doesn't love some nostalgia? 

How to Reach Me: samhurst@umich.edu

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