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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Meet Our Staff

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Margaret HesserMargaret Hesser

SSS Director


Degrees earned: MS Counseling and Student Personnel, MSU; BS Administrative Management, MSU

Hometown: Hector, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with family and friends, quilting, hiking and camping.

Favorite/Most Inspirational quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." –Henry Ford

Why I work in SSS: I have worked with TRiO for 32 years and find every day to be challenging and exciting and rewarding. I have met so many amazing students and seen them accomplish so much!

Bobbi UrbanBobbi Urban

Academic Coordinator


Degrees earned: MS Counseling and Student Personnel, MSU; BA Psychology, University of South Florida

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with my incredible family, trail biking, mountain biking, hiking, racquetball, downhill skiing, camping, traveling, reading, photography, laughing with anyone who will laugh with me.

Favorite/Most Inspirational quote: "Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we cannot see." –Hebrews 11:1 "Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." –AA Milne [Winnie the Pooh]

Why I work in SSS: There are so many people whose lives are just waiting to make that transition from mediocre to amazing. I gain a lot of satisfaction assisting students as they awaken to what life has to offer them, then moving on to success and beyond. I want to be a source of their support in that journey.


Christine MyersChristine Myers

Office Manager


Degrees earned: AAS Computer Integrated Machining

Hometown: Madison Lake, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Making things and repairing things. Everything from making quilts, clothes and bookshelves to fixing the wash machine or refrigerator.

Favorite quote/most inspirational quote: "Be so good they can't ignore you." –Steve Martin
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." –Mario Andretti

Why I work in SSS: To be a part of a wonderful experience that helps students learn to be successful and empowered!









Student Support Services

355 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2797
Fax: 507-389-6372