Collegiate Life Office

Please note:

Virtual meetings are available with all Collegiate Life staff by request. For questions regarding any of the services provided by CSE Collegiate Life, please email any professional staff member individually. A staff directory is available below. If you still aren't sure who to contact, email and your question will be directed to the appropriate person.

The Office of Collegiate Life has responsibilities for the following:

  • Student recruitment
  • Residential housing opportunities
  • K-12 Outreach
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Programs for women
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) intiative
  • Peer mentor programs
  • Scholarships and student awards
  • Research opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities; student organizations
  • College level ABET coordination
  • Collegiate events
  • International experiences (global seminars, internships, study abroad)

CSE Collegiate Life Team

Marc Skjervem headshot
Marc Skjervem, Assistant Dean
Tel: 612-624-8010
Samantha Franco Headshot

Samantha Franco, Assistant Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative  

Amber Hodges Headshot
Amber Hodges, Office Manager
Kelsi Klaers Headshot
Kelsi Klaers, Assistant Director of Outreach
Ben Koch Headshot
Ben Koch, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Kyra Barbot, CSE Admissions Counselor

Adam Pagel Headshot
Adam Pagel, Director of International Programs
Erin Piper Headshot
Erin Piper, Assistant Director of International Programs
Stacie Vennewitz headshot
Stacie Vennewitz, Scholarship Coordinator

Vist the Collegiate Life web page

Student Services in the College of Science and Engineering  (Academic Advising, Career Center and Collegiate Life) are committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive community of learning and scholarship by generating and maintaining support systems for all persons to thrive, especially those individuals and groups highlighted by the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equity and Diversity.

Diversity is embraced and recognized as enrichment to the overall educational experience. We strive to ensure that students, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, have the opportunity to realize their aspirations while also valuing their contributions to the daily life of the College of Science and Engineering.