The mission of the Academic Advising Office is to empower students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal, and professional goals through direct service to the student and collaboration with faculty and other campus resources.  All academic advisors provide a variety of services to students and faculty including developmental advising, four-year planning, selecting majors, academic probation counseling, substitutions, workshops, and summer registration.  While many staff members have a special focus area, all advisors will address issues or concerns related to general academic advising.


Jason Kelly
Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Advising

Advising Staff


Academic Services Building
(320) 363-5687

Michelle Sauer
Associate Director

Jackie Hampton
Advisor (Continuing Education)

Theresa Anderson
Advisor (Multicultural Students)

Jeanne Terres
Office Coordinator


Quad 155
(320) 363-2248

Mark Shimota
Assistant Director

Lisa Scott
Advisor (International Students)

Sharon Wenner
Advisor (Management)


Disability Services

Thomas Sagerhorn                                                                          

Academic Services Building 212                                                     
(320) 363-5245                                                                                 
Disability Specialist  

 Staci Lahr  

Academic Services Building 212
(320) 363-5245
Accommodations Coordinator


Advising Assistants

  • Rouzi Bai
  • Jake Barrientos
  • Hiwote Bekele
  • Luke Bock (Web Coordinator)
  • Cody Carlson
  • Michael Giebel
  • Blake Hagen
  • Ben Henle
  • Katy Jenkins 
  • Janeth Kamenge
  • Chase Keimig
  • Claudia Marquez
  • Hannah Nelson
  • Edgar Nieto
  • Anne Sinner
  • Briana Traut
  • Gaby Varela-Castillo
  • Maigos Vue
  • Nan Zhi