U of M Director of C&E to help create national ACUI course
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
ACCED-I member and University of Michigan Director of Conference and Events (C&E) Elaine Hanke has been selected as a Subject Matter Expert for the creation of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) course “Large Scale Event Management.” She will be part of a four-member team contributing to the curriculum creation of this new online course for the ACUI community. The course will launch in January 2018.
Highly involved in national associations, last December Hanke also facilitated a webinar for the National Association of Campus Auxiliary Services on creating one-stop shop conference services.
Hanke joined the University of Michigan Conferences and Events Services in February 2017, where she is responsible for the leadership of and strategic planning for C&E’s one-stop shop conference and event management office. She oversees C&E’s 23 full-time and 10 student employees, hosting more 22,000 events and 240 overnight conferences and camps annually. She is also responsible for oversight of Michigan Catering sales program and staff team and creates policies, standard operating procedures, and service agreements to maintain positive guest experiences.
Hanke came to U of M from the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she was the Associate Director, Student Union and Event Services.
“Her experience is rich in managing campus-wide events and conferences, ranging from cheerleading camps to US presidential visits,” says Susan Pile, Senior Director University Unions and Auxiliary Services.“Most recently, she served on the Presidential Debate Technical Committee (UNLV was the final 2016 Presidential debate host site) where she handled broadcast network media staging and contracts.”
Hanke has a wealth of experience working collaboratively with student organizations, community partners, departments, and commercial groups. Her vision for Conference & Event Services is to be recognized as the event experts on campus with the team having a reputation for creating exceptional client experiences.
About Conferences and Event Services
University of Michigan Conferences and Event Services (C&E) partners with clients to be a one-stop resource for events ranging from business conferences to weddings and reunions to association gatherings. With access to iconic facilities at the University of Michigan and its greater community, C&E staff work with clients on everything from the big picture to the tiniest detail -- from registration to guest accommodations to catering. For more information, visit https://conferences.umich.edu.