Karen Anderson, Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Address: 173 Centennial Student Union
Phone: 507-389-6076
Email: karen.anderson@mnsu.edu

Karen is happy to be ‘back’ in the Student Activities Office at MSU, Mankato, the very place that sparked her interest in a career in College Student Personnel.  She advises and works with the students of the Community Engagement Office and the Campus Kitchen. Her work connects campus to community in meaningful ways, through one-time and on-going service, as well as student activity events that feature a component of community engagement. She also supports faculty developing service-learning or community-based learning. In addition to her work in community engagement, her work on the University Environmental Committee and the Campus Kitchen Garden support her interest in sustainability issues.

While she was a student at MSU, Mankato, she was a student leader in the Student Activities Office, serving as the Homecoming chair and later, the Programming Board chair. She was also involved in a sorority on campus, the Maverick Marching Machine, choir, and worked 32 hours a week.
Karen enjoys spending her free time with her family, traveling and serving her community, especially as an advocate for AmeriCorps and other national service programs.
Karen Anderson, ‘86
Director of Community Engagement
Minnesota State University, Mankato
173 Centennial Student Union
Mankato, MN  56001
(507) 389-6076
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