Becky Gwinn, Hall Director: Julia Sears South

Address: 111 Carkoski Commons, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5614

Education: M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Western Michigan University; B.S. Human Services Leadership with a minor in Social Justice, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Previous Positions: Graduate Assistant Hall Director at Western Michigan University; ACUHO-I Intern at Western Michigan University; Community Development Specialist for Community Engagement at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

What I Like About Being a Maverick: I love the school spirit! There is always something happening on campus that supports and empowers students, whether it's a conference or a sporting event. I enjoy going to these events and seeing the impact that they have on our students here at MSU. There is always a friendly face on campus, which makes MSU feel like home. Go Mavs!

Why I Chose to Work at MSU: I chose to work at MSU because of the connections I get to make with students. There is such a focus on student development and interaction, and I love the opportunity to build those relationships! Working with people and hearing their stories is a passion area of mine, and I am glad to be at an institution that supports and encourages me.

Professional Development/Involvement/Interests: I have previously been involved with NASPA and GLACUHO. As a student and advisor I have gone to several NACURH, GLACURH, and MACURH conferences, as well as business conferences throughout the MACURH region. I served as the NRHH Advisor here for one year and became involved with ATCCHA on the executive team for two fun years! I have now been on a committee through UMR-ACUHO for one year and I am excited to continue with this organization moving forward!

Hobbies: I enjoy anything that I can do with friends or family! I am a huge Wisconsin sports fan, and could watch sports all day, everyday. I love playing games and going on adventures, and I am excited to see what exciting things I can find to do at Mankato!

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