Staff Bios

Kyleen Ammerman, Brian, Lottie & Margretta RD:

Kyleen graduated from Ball State University in 2009 with her B.S. in Communication. She then went to Northern Illinois University to pursue a M.S.Ed in Adult and Higher Education. While taking classes, Kyleen worked as a Hall Director at NIU with upper class students and then first year students. Kyleen is an avid reader who usually is always carrying a book around ranging from Jane Austen to David Sedaris. She also has a collection of mason Ball Jars. Kyleen is very passionate about areas of diversity and equity. Kyleen loves finding new ways to challenge herself and others.


Meggan Gronli, Regina Hall RD:

Meggan graduated from the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) in 2011 with her B.S. in Political Science and Asian Studies. While completing her undergraduate education, Meggan worked as a manager in charge of the Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) for the department of Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD), and served as the St. Ben's Senate President. Meggan is very passionate about learning, leadership, activism, engagement, social justice and diversity. Meggan is looking forward to connecting with first-year Bennies in areas of personal growth, academic learning and social engagement. Meggan is interested in continuing her education by pursuing a degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education in the future. She enjoys the new experiences, challenges and learning opportunities that the Residential Life Program at CSB provides.

Kelsey Hansen, Aurora Hall RD:

Kelsey graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2011 with her BSN. She then went on to pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. While completing her Master's degree, Kelsey worked as a Resident Director at the University of Indianapolis where she worked with first-year students. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, reading and anything athletic. Kelsey is really excited to call Minnesota her new home and looks forward to continuing working with first-year women at the College of Saint Benedict.

Ann Monson, Corona Hall RD:

Ann earned her Bachelor's degree in 2010, studying Psychology and Spanish at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She worked in the Office of Residence Life throughout her years at Azusa Pacific where she grew passionate about intentional community living. Following graduation, Ann worked at a community mental health rehabilitation facility and in sales and service in the fitness industry. Ann is passionate about holistic wellness and female identity formation. She enjoys and encourages a reflective and active lifestyle and looks forward to continuing her education incorporating Holistic Health Studies and counseling. Ann loves the adventures new people and experiences bring and looks forward to such adventures with the Resident Advisors and First-Year Women of Corona Hall.

Tara Nelson, Campus Apartments and Houses RD:

Tara graduated in 2010 with her B.A. in Liberal Arts for the Human Services from the University of Minnesota, Morris. After graduation, Tara continued her education at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she completed her M.S. in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis in Higher Education during 2012. Tara is passionate about leadership development, social justice, diversity, and enjoys assisting Bennies in becoming strong global citizens. During her free time, Tara loves to sew and travel.

Anna Shewczyk, Campus Apartments RD:

Anna Shewczyk

Anna received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she majored in Psychology and Philosophy. After graduating from OWU, Anna went to graduate school at Kent State University and received her Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. While studying for her Master's degree, Anna served as an Assistant Resident Director at Cleveland State University. When she isn't working, Anna enjoys running, walking along trails and playing tennis. A few topics Anna is passionate about include sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

Mary Beth Thompson, Director of Residential Life for Facilities and Operations:

Mary Beth began her undergraduate education at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, and transferred her junior year to St. Cloud State University. At SCSU she earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Film Studies. Mary Beth finished her M.S. in Counselor Education and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development at St. Cloud State University in May of 2005. When Mary Beth is not at work you can often find her outdoors hiking, biking, canoeing, or fly fishing with her family. Mary Beth is most at peace any point north of the tunnel on HWY 61 heading up the North Shore of Lake Superior. Aside from the outdoors Mary Beth also has a love for music and film of just about any genre.

- 2009 MCPA Conference Co-Chair
- Member of the 2007 MCPA Conference Planning Committee
- MCPA Board Member 2003-2004, Graduate School Liaison

Shelby Wentworth, Director of Residential Life for Staffing and Programming: 

Shelby Wentworth earned a B.S. in Family Services from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a M.A in Counseling, specializing in Student Affairs in Higher Education, from the University of South Dakota before joining the CSB community. As the Director of Residential Life for Staffing and Programming at CSB Shelby supervises the live-in Residence Director staff who manage campus housing, supervise student staff, and implement CSB's cohort based residential experience programs. She oversees departmental hiring and training as well as programming efforts. When not at work Shelby can be found curled up with a book or spending time with family.

Contact Us

Residential Life Main Office
College of Saint Benedict
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
(320) 363-5580

Mary Commons Information Desk and Mail Center
College of Saint Benedict
Sun - Thur: 7:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
Fri - Sat: 7:00 a.m. - 2:15 a.m
(320) 363-5011