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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Meet The Staff

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Jessica Flatequal



Hi, I'm Jessica! I am the Director of the LGBT Center at MSU, Mankato. I was hired in October of 2004. I'm pretty sure I have the most awesome job in Mankato. My mom always told me to do what I love, so indeed, I work as a professional Lesbian! I graduated with both a B.F.A and M.A from Minnesota State, Mankato, so I'm a long time Maverick! I'm dedicated to creating a safe and respectful climate for the LGBT folk on campus and in our community and fighting for justice and fairness for all marginalized people. If you are struggling with issues of sexual identity or you know someone who is, please don't hesitate to call or email. You are not alone! I'm here to help. In addition to striving to change the world, I love traveling and wait for it.......watching TV, (No, I am not ashamed.) I also love my cat, two shih tzus and Art (both making it and looking at it). You can find me in my office in the CSU (194). Check out the center! I hope to see you around. 

Tiffany Lane, MSW, LGSW

Assistant Director


Hello! My name is Tiffany Lane and I am the Assistant Director of the LGBT Center. I have been working here since January 2014. Prior to arriving at MNSU, I was the Program Coordinator of Out for Equity in the Saint Paul Public School district. From a student activist to student affairs professional, I have always enjoyed working with LGBT students and bringing awareness of LBGTQ issues and advocacy for inclusion to all educational institutions When I’m not working I enjoy watching movies, reading, and being outside. I’m also an avid fan of my home state teams, the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Michigan State Spartans, and love going to sporting events and watching sports in my free time. I also love meeting new people, so don't be a stranger and stop by my office in the LGBT Center (located in CSU 194) Welcome to the Maverick family and I look forward to meeting you soon!



Graduate Assistant

To contact our Graduate Assistant, please call the LGBT Center at (507)389-5131