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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Meet Our Staff

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/sss/staff.html

Margaret HesserMargaret Hesser

SSS Director

Email: margaret.hesser@mnsu.edu

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, basketball and volleyball.

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 25 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

Email: bobbi.urban@mnsu.edu

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.

Cha HerCha Her

Academic Coordinator

Email: cha.her-1@mnsu.edu

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

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with family and friends, going on walks, cooking, baking, crafting, soccer, football, fishing and snowboarding.

Favorite/Most Inspirational quote:"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know bettter, do better." –Maya Angelou                                                                          

Why I work in SSS: To be a part of a transformational and rewarding experience. I enjoy walking alongside my students to support and guide them as they navigate their academic and personal journey. It is an amazing feeling to see the growth in our students and to share a part of their success.

Christine MyersChristine Myers

Office Manager

Email: christine.myers@mnsu.edu

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!

 

Kailee HrubetzKailee Hrubetz

Graduate Assistant

Email: kailee.hrubetz@mnsu.edu

Degrees Earned: BSW, University of Iowa; AA & AS, North Iowa Area Community College

Hometown: Mason City, Iowa

Outside of work I enjoy: I am a huge fan of movies and Netflix so I try to binge watch my shows at least once or twice a week. I spend the majority of my weekends at the ball field supporting my significant other. When we do have a free weekend away from baseball, we tend to spend it with family, either camping, shopping or exploring new places.

Favorite/Most Inspirational Quote: "Do one thing everyday that makes you happy" -Author Unknown

Why I work in SSS: I work in SSS because I myself was a part of TRIO in my undergraduate career and I hope to help empower and motivate students to be successful in their college experience.

 

 

Student Support Services

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