Michelle Harvey, Assistant Director for RSOs, Leadership, and Nontraditional Students

Address: CSU 173
Phone: 507-389-6076
Email: michelle.harvey.2@mnsu.edu

Michelle advises the Maverick Involvement Team, a student-led team that empowers students and Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) to make Maverick memories while developing leadership skills. Michelle also helps non-traditional students navigate campus resources as they move through their Maverick experience and maintains the Non-Traditional Student Resource Space where non-traditional students can socialize, study, and do homework in the lower level of the Centennial Student Union.



B.A. English Writing and Mathematics, Morningside University

M.A. College Student Development, Appalachian State University


Past Experiences: Michelle has been impacting student leaders for over 20 years in a variety of higher education settings. With experience in residence life, new student and family programs, service-learning, leadership development, and student activities, Michelle’s focus has always been, and continues to be, on the student experience.



In my first year, I have two goals. First, I want to listen to student leaders and others on campus to learn what makes MNSU unique and special. With that knowledge, I want to further develop leadership development opportunities in order to support students and RSOs as they work to create a college experience full of Maverick memories.

"The most rewarding aspect of my work with students is getting to know students on an individual level and empowering them to achieve their goals. I work to cultivate a community where students show up as their authentic selves and learn from each other.

I like to spend my free time reading, listening to music (live if possible!), watching sports (football and volleyball are at the top of that list), and being, new to Mankato, exploring my new city.



1. Three words that best describe you. Motivated. Organized. Encouraging.

2. Three things that can always be found in your refrigerator. Mello Yello, coffee creamer, pickles

3. Name three people, living or dead, you would like to invite for dinner. Lester Estelle (Kelly Clarkson’s drummer), John Stewart, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I’m shy. I’ve learned to put myself out there and engage with others, but my natural tendency is to be shy.

5. What super power would you like to have? Why? Teleportation – I’d love to be able to think of a destination and just arrive without worrying about travel logistics or road conditions.

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