Student Services

Guiding the work of the Student Services Center (SSC) is a strong commitment to the School of Public Health mission and a dedication to creating and supporting an inclusive educational environment.

The SSC supports the school in five principal areas:

Student Engagement: Student groups; events

Career and Professional Development: Career Center

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity and inclusion programming; student advocacy and support; mental health advocacy and support

Student Recruitment and Enrollment: Application process and SOPHAS; scholarships; college fairs and recruiting events

Academic Support: Educational policies; degree clearance; course evaluations; grades; student data; field experiences; applied practice

The Career and Professional Development Center is part of SSC.


Student Services Center
Mayo Building, Room A395, MMC 819
420 Delaware St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0381

Phone: 612-626-3500; 800-774-8636

Student Services Center Team

Elizabeth Wattenberg

Associate Dean of Education and Student Engagement

Faculty page

Jennifer Porter

Assistant Dean for Enrolled Student Experience

Emily Dunsworth

Assistant Dean for Recruitment & Enrollment


Daniel Cheng

Associate Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Jennifer Arntzen

Coordinator for Applications & Admissions


Primary contact for:

  • Application questions

Stefanie Wiesneski

Director of Student Records, Curriculum and Compliance

Anne Marie Hotop

CEPH Accreditation Project Manager

Mercedes Taneja

Applied Practice Coordinator

Primary contact for:

  • Applied Practice requirement
  • Applied Practice module
  • Experiential Learning & Field Experience module Liaison
  • Departmental Emergency Contract for International Travel

CeCe Altenhofen

Operations Specialist

Primary contact for:

  • Front Desk Operations
  • SPHere Lounge access and lockers

Career and Professional Development Center

Vic Massaglia


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Primary contact for:

  • Works with SPH students, alumni, faculty, and staff on all phases of the career development process.
  • Consults on building effective resume and cover letters, interviewing and networking skills, and other career and leadership related issues.

Darren Kaltved

Associate Director

LinkedIn page

Primary contact for:

  • Supports the development of job search and career management skills
  • Helps students assess skills and interests and set career goals
  • Works with students to enhance their marketability and competitive edge
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