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Admission Representatives

Tony AmelseTony Amelse
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Territory: Twin Cities

Erik AschenbeckErik Aschenbeck
Senior Assistant Director of Admission/Events Planner
CSB+SJU Club Sports Liaison

Territory: Twin Cities, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Karen BackesKaren Backes
Dean of Admission

Territory: Minnesota high schools: Blake, Breck, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy,  Sartell, St. Cloud Tech, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Trinity School at River Ridge

Matt BeirneMatt Beirne
Director of Admission
ROTC Liaison

Territory: Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, New Jersey, Virginia and select schools in Los Angeles

Nathan DehneNathan Dehne
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Teri DurbinTeri Durbin
Director of Admission Services, Transfer and Readmit Student Coordinator
CSB Office Management; non-traditional, transfer and readmit students, St. Cloud Cathedral

CarolCarol Gadd-Marshall
Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Select Twin Cities High Schools – Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Hill-Murray, Rosemount and School of Environmental Studies

Anne KaluzaAnne Kaluza
Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Select Central Minnesota high schools: Albany, Holdingford, Little Falls, Melrose, ROCORI, St. Cloud Apollo, and Upsala

Claire Lentsch
Claire Lentsch
Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Central Minnesota, Iowa

Aidan Lorentzen
Aidan Lorentzen
Admission Representative

Territory:Twin Cities (West/Southwest Metro)

Sarah MurnaneSarah Abraham Murnane
Assistant Director of Admission – Chicago Regional 

Territory:  Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire,  New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvaia, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and select schools in the Twin Cities

Cathy NguyenCathy Nguyen
Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Twin Cities and California

Paola Popoca
Paola Popoca
Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Twin Cities, Texas

Alex SchleperAlex Schleper
Director of International Admission

Territory: Guam, Puerto Rico and all international (F-1) students worldwide and U.S. students living abroad

Drew Schoenbauer
Drew Schoenbauer
Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Twin Cities

Joseph SchwietersJoseph Schwieters
Assistant Director of Admission

Territory: Northwest Metro and Nebraska

Sarah SimpsonSarah Simpson
Director of Digital Marketing

Territory: Northern Minnesota, North Dakota

Mikayla VonWahldeMikayla VonWahlde
Admission Representative

Territory: Southern Minnesota, South Dakota

Tom VollerTom Voller-Berdan
Senior Associate Director of Admission
Territory: Duluth area schools

Admission Staff

Angie ArensAngie Arens
CSB Office Coordinator; sets up personal visits at CSB

Jennifer SkahenJennifer Skahen
SJU Office Coordinator; sets up personal visits at SJU

Deb Baggenstoss
Application Processing for SJU

Robin Bautch
Direct Mail Coordination

Mary Ruble
Information Systems Management, Marketing and Direct Mail

Kay Richter
Assistant to Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid

Admission Representative Locator

The admission staff at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University is here to help you with your college search. Each admission representative works with a particular region and specific schools. Use our online locator to identify your representative and find his or her contact information.

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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

2850 Abbey Plaza
PO Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321

Office 320-363-5060
Toll Free 800-544-1489
Fax 320-363-5650

Find your Admission Representative
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College of Saint Benedict
Stuart Perry

Executive Director of Financial Aid
37 S. College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Toll Free 800-544-1489
Fax 320-363-6099

Saint John’s University
Robert Piechota

Director of Financial Aid
PO Box 5000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Toll Free 800-544-1489
Fax 320-363-2189