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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Instructors are experienced financial planning professionals with CFP® certifications, CPA, CLU, ChFC, CFP or J.D. designations.

The following are current members of the faculty for the Financial Planning Certificate Program:


Leon Chen, Ph. D

Program Director

Minnesota State University, Mankato, 150 Morris Hall , Phone: 507-389-5336


Dustin J. Smith, CFP®, FIC

Wealth Enhancement Group

Course: CFIN 201: Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Josh Wolberg, MBA, CFP®, CRPC®

Strategic Financial, Inc.

Course: CFIN 201: Fundamentals of Financial Planning / CFIN 202: Investment Planning

Glenn A. Rusler, CFP®, ChFC

Ameriprise Financial Services

Course: CFIN 202: Investment Planning

Angela M. Veldhuizen, CFP®, MBT, JD

Accredited Investor Inc.

Course: CFIN 203 Tax Planning

Paul J. Dinzeo, CPA, MBT, JD, CFP

Instructor, Minnesota Society of CPA's

Course: CFIN 203 Tax Planning

John Comer, CFP®

Principal at Comer Consulting, LLC

Course: CFIN 204 Retirement Planning

Daniel Hiebert, CFP®

Ameriprise Financial Services

Course: CFIN 204 Retirement Planning / CFIN 206 Financial Plan Development Case Studies - Capstone

Catherine E. Egan, JD, CLU, CFP®

Ameriprise Financial

Course: CFIN 205 Estate Planning


Contact Information

Questions: If you have questions about how to register, contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or email