Meet the Newest Team Members

Erin Lake and Christine Rutledge headshotsErin Lake ’87

Erin Lake is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement. As a member of the Advancement staff, Erin provides executive level administrative assistance to the Vice President, and supports the operations of the Office of Advancement.

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, she attended then Lake Superior State College, and completed her bachelors at Michigan State University. Outside of the office, Erin enjoys spending time with her children – Summer and Jack – and her standard poodles – Pendill, Peri, and Ginger.  In her free time, she also loves watching Detroit Tiger’s baseball, exercising, listening to podcasts, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Someone she is inspired by is educators; her dad is a retired math teacher, her brother a science teacher, and her daughter is a high school English teacher.  It is with this deep-rooted connection that she values the importance of education, and is inspired by those who choose to prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s world.

Christine Rutledge

Christine Rutledge is the Development Coordinator for the Advancement Department at Lake Superior State University. She creates content for the Alumni social media pages, updates the Alumni Association websites, and manages the enhancement of data integrity.

She graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus in General Management and Hospitality. Prior to her current role at LSSU, Christine worked as an accounting clerk, helping our Business Office  with managing student accounts, verified invoices and purchase orders, and created and generated accounting reports. Before joining the LSSU family, she was a Guest Service Representative at Embassy Suites and a Concierge at The Walt Disney World. Christine was awarded the Team Player Award for three consecutive years and was the first Employee of the Month during her time in the hospitality industry, as well as on the Dean’s List at CMU. 

In her free time, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors going on hikes, kayaking, exploring new bike trails, relaxing at the beach, and traveling.


LSSU Alumni Insurance Program

Did you know that the LSSU Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to our graduates? The program offers a variety of attractively priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, and siblings.

Life Insurance

Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available from $10,000 to $50 million.

Travel Insurance

Travel Medical and Trip Protection coverage is available for individuals or groups, for personal or business travel.

Long Term Care Insurance

Protect your assets from serious erosion while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting.

Pet Insurance

Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans are available.

Special Event Insurance

Liability coverage up to $2 million is available for events lasting from a few hours to as much as 10 days.

Dental Insurance

COMING SOON Family dental coverage that provides a national network of dentists, online enrollment, and travels with you to any employer

ID Theft Protection

NEW! Protect yourself and your family against identity theft with a comprehensive solution you can count on.

Small Business Insurance

NEW! We offer an all-in-one simple solution that includes a selection of plans, employee enrollment, and ongoing administration.

Advisory Services

A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.

For more information visit Meyer and Associates or contact our Meyer and Associates program administrator at 1(800) 635-7801.