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; field experiences; applied practice

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

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

Director of Recruitment & Enrollment


Daniel Cheng

Associate Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Jennifer Arntzen

Coordinator for Applications & Admissions


Primary contact for:

  • Application questions

Carol Francis

Director of Academic & Student Affairs


Primary contact for:

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

Anne Marie Hotop

CEPH Accreditation Project Manager

Christian Sobek

Student Services Specialist

Mercedes Taneja

Applied Practice Experience Coordinator


Primary contact for:

  • SPH Grades transition Coordinator
  • Incomplete Contracts Liaison
  • Course Evaluation Liaison
  • Applied Practice & Field Experience Coordinator
  • Departmental Emergency Contract for International Travel

Career and Professional Development Center

Vic Massaglia


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

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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

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Primary contact for:

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