Meet the Team

Our staff provides direct services to students, and hosts enriching educational programs, cultural activities and insightful conferences for area youth, students, faculty, and staff.

We extend a warm welcome to students of every culture and background, including those who need Accessibility Resources or those who identify as African American, Asian American, American Indian, Latinx, Women, and/or LGBT individuals. View the DEI Organizational Chart for more information on our dynamic staff.

If you have questions about what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact any of us below or submit a general email request. We are here to help!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6747
Email: henry.morris@mnsu.edu

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5268
Email: kelly.meier@mnsu.edu

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2811
Email: guadalupe.quintero@mnsu.edu

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1150
Email: delia.avila@mnsu.edu

Multicultural Center

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1719

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5230
Email: megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1032
Email: pakou.lee@mnsu.edu

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6207
Email: balencia.crosby.2@mnsu.edu

Margarita Ruiz, Office Manager

Multicultural Center | Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

Address: Centennial Student Union 284
Phone: 507-389-1156
Email: margarita.ruiz.2@mnsu.edu

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

Ann Swartz-Beckius, Director of Retention

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1028
Email: ann-marie.swartz-beckius@mnsu.edu

Ben Thao, Director of Diversity Engagement & Initiatives

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5594
Email: benjamin.thao.2@mnsu.edu

Rosalin Cobb, Director of Student Access

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1175
Email: rosalin.cobb@mnsu.edu

Abdurrahman Guantai, Interim Recruitment & Retention Advisor

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2799
Email: abdurrahman.guantai.2@mnsu.edu

Gender and Sexuality Programs

Stephen Thomas, Interim Director of the LGBT Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center

Address: 194 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1535
Email: stephen.thomas.2@mnsu.edu

Address: 218 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6147
Email: elizabeth.steinborn-gourley@mnsu.edu

Address: 218 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5127
Email: shadow.rolan@mnsu.edu

Accessibility Resources

Oscar Gonzalez, Interim Director

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1819
Email: oscar.gonzalez@mnsu.edu

Beth Claussen, Assistant Director

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5436
Email: beth.claussen@mnsu.edu

Vacant , Assistant Director

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1586

Vacant , Sign Language Interpreter

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5209

Vacant , Access Specialist

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5209

Shveta Agarwal, Office Manager

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2825
Email: shveta.agarwal@mnsu.edu