Ruthie Freeman

Student Services Manager


2049 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140


Ruthie Freeman joined Aero in 2020, overseeing student affairs for the department’s on-campus degree programs, including BSE, MSE and PhD. Ruthie manages the entire student lifecycle: providing information to prospective students, driving admissions processes, onboarding and advising enrolled students, directing graduate student funding – and everything in between. 

Ruthie collaborates with faculty, research administrators, tech center staff and her teammates in the ASO, as well as student services staff throughout Michigan Engineering and Rackham Graduate School. Ruthie joined Aero after six years working in other positions at U-M.

Ruthie is a “double Wolverine,” with both an undergraduate and graduate degree from U-M. She also has a professional librarian certification from the State of Michigan.

When she’s not working to support students and the Aero community, Ruthie follows politics closely and loves dogs.