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Minnesota State University is committed to providing the resources, opportunities, and support to help maximize the student experience. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, there are a multitude of opportunities to help you be the best student you can be. You have the opportunity to advocate for your needs and utilize the services available to enhance your living and learning at Minnesota State Mankato. Drop by an office, pick up the phone, visit the website, make an appointment--we want to help you!

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Serves students who have graduated or will soon be graduating from high school and plan to pursue a four-year undergraduate bachelor's degree.

Brian Jones
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
122 Taylor Center (Office: TC 122)



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Campus Recreation

State-of-the art facilities, fitness equipment, health and wellness classes, and intramural sports opportunities for students.

Todd Pfingsten
Director of Campus Recreation
135 Myers Field House (Office: MF 118)


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Career Development Center

Provides a comprehensive range of services from choosing a major to providing job search assistance.

Pamela Weller
Director of the Career Development Center
209 Wigley Administration Center (Office: WA 209)



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Counseling Center

Specializing in issues common to college students, the Counseling Center provides a range of help and services.

Steven Gilbert
Faculty/Director of the Counseling Center
285 Centennial Student Union (Office: SU 285)



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Centennial Student Union

More than a building, the CSU is the place to build relationships, enrich academics, and experience campus life to the fullest.

Mark Constantine
Director of the Centennial Student Union and Student Activities
220 Centennial Student Union (Office: SU 220)



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New Student and Family Programs

Dedicated to creating success from the start. New Student and Family Programs will make your time at Minnesota State Mankato extraordinary.

Nicole Stock
Director of New Student and Family Programs
103 Preska Residence Community (Office: PS 103)



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Residential Life

Enjoy fun and exciting activities in the halls and the convenience of being close to your classes and other campus resources.

Cynthia Janney
Director of Residential Life
111 Carkoski Commons (Office: CC 111)



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Student Conduct

Promotes and enforces the responsibilities students agree to when they enroll at Minnesota State Mankato.

Linda Alvarez
Acting Director of Student Conduct
228 Wigley Administration Center (Office: WA 228)



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Student Health Services

An accredited onsite medical clinic with a full-service pharmacy, lab services, and health education--all right on campus.

Wendy Schuh
Director of Student Health Services
21 Carkoski Commons (Office: CC 100)


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University Security

Supporting the personal safety of Minnesota State Mankato students, employees, and campus visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Suzanne Dugan
Director of University Security
222 Wiecking Center (Office: WC 222)




Student Affairs Staff

David Jones, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Linda Alvarez
Acting Director of Student Conduct

Debra Norman
Budget Officer for Academic and Student Affairs

Cathy Hughes
Technology Director

Marla Bock
Administrative Assistant Senior

Carol Endres
Administrative Assistant

Laura Diaz
Student Affairs Graduate Assistant