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

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

The SSC is located in the Mayo Memorial Building on the East Bank campus in Minneapolis.

The Career and Professional Development Center is part of SSC, as is the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic priority.

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
Fax: 612-624-4498
Email:  sph-ask@umn.edu

Student Services Center Team

Kristin Anderson

Associate Dean for Learning Systems & Student Affairs

612-626-8568
ander116@umn.edu
Faculty page

Emily Dunsworth

Director of Recruitment & Enrollment

612-624-0601
edunswor@umn.edu

Jennifer Arntzen

Coordinator for Applications & Admissions

612-624-1991
arntz007@umn.edu

Primary contact for:

  • SOPHAS
  • Application questions

Crystal Esparza

Coordinator for Student Recruitment & Enrollment

612-624-6915
crystale@umn.edu

Primary contact for:

  • Student Engagement
  • SPH Student Groups Advisor
  • Leadership Development
  • Virtual and underrepresented student recruiting

Carol Francis

Director of Academic & Student Affairs

612-624-6952
franc004@umn.edu

Primary contact for:

  • SPH Registrar
  • Degree Clearance
  • Non-degree student information
  • Accreditation support and coordination
  • Academic Educational Policy (student and faculty)

Mercedes Taneja

Applied Practice Experience Coordinator

612-626-3740
estra021@umn.edu

Primary contact for:

  • SPH Grades and Incomplete Contracts Liaison
  • Course Evaluation Liaison

Career and Professional Development Center

Vic Massaglia

Director

612-626-5443
victorm@umn.edu
LinkedIn page

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

612-626-4448
dkaltved@umn.edu
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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lauren Eldridge

Coordinator

612-624-9970
leldridg@umn.edu

Primary contact for:

  • Diversity and inclusion programming
  • Bias grievances
  • Mental health advocacy
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