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 csecollegiate@umn.edu 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)

Vist the Collegiate Life web page

CSE Collegiate Life Team

Marc Skjervem headshot
Marc Skjervem, Assistant Dean
Tel: 612-624-8010
Email: mskjerve@umn.edu
Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco, Assistant Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative  
612-626-3282
samfran@umn.edu

Dan Garrison headshot
Daniel Garrison, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion
612-625-6135
garr0235@umn.edu
Amber Hodges
Amber Hodges, Office Manager
612-626-2070
hodge099@umn.edu
Kelsi Klaers
Kelsi Klaers, Assistant Director of Outreach
612-626-7566
ande7673@umn.edu
Ben Koch
Ben Koch, Assistant Director of Student Engagement
612-625-6813
koch0137@umn.edu
 

Kyra Barbot, CSE Admissions Counselor
612-625-0426
barbo083@umn.edu

Adam Pagel
Adam Pagel, Director of International Programs
612-624-8013
pagel@umn.edu
Erin Piper
Erin Piper, Assistant Director of International Programs
612-625-1760
epiper@umn.edu
Stacie Vennewitz headshot
Stacie Vennewitz, Scholarship Coordinator
612-624-5091
csescholarship@umn.edu

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.