Meet the Team

Our staff provides direct services to students, and hosts enriching educational programs, cultural activities and insightful conferences for area youth, students, faculty, and staff.

We extend a warm welcome to students of every culture and background, including those who need Accessibility Resources or those who identify as African American, Asian American, American Indian, Latinx, Women, and/or LGBT individuals. View the D&I Organizational Chart for more information on our dynamic staff. 

If you have questions about what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact any of us below or submit a general email request. We are here to help!

Diversity & Inclusion

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6747
Email: henry.morris@mnsu.edu

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5268
Email: kelly.meier@mnsu.edu

Address: 228 Wigley Administration Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2811
Email: guadalupe.quintero@mnsu.edu

Multicultural Center

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1719
Email: valeria.alameda-basora@mnsu.edu

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5230
Email: megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1032
Email: pakou.lee@mnsu.edu

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6207
Email: kenneth.reid@mnsu.edu

Delia Avila, Office Manager

Multicultural Center

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1156
Email: delia.avila@mnsu.edu

Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Services (OASIS)

Ann Swartz-Beckius, Director of Retention

Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Services

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1028
Email: ann-marie.swartz-beckius@mnsu.edu

Benjamin Thao, Director of OASIS

Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Services

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5594
Email: benjamin.thao.2@mnsu.edu

Rosalin Cobb, Director of Student Access

Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Services

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1175
Email: rosalin.cobb@mnsu.edu

Abdurrahman Guantai, Interim Recruitment & Retention Advisor

Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Services

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2799
Email: abdurrahman.guantai.2@mnsu.edu

Delia Avila, Office Manager

Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Services

Address: 284 Centennial Student Union Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1156
Email: delia.avila@mnsu.edu

Gender and Sexuality Programs

David Gardner, Director of the LGBT Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center

Address: 194 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1535
Email: david.gardner@mnsu.edu

Address: 218 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6147
Email: elizabeth.steinborn-gourley@mnsu.edu

Address: 218 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5127
Email: laura.schultz-1@mnsu.edu

Accessibility Resources

Oscar Gonzalez, Interim Director

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1819
Email: oscar.gonzalez@mnsu.edu

Beth Claussen, Assistant Director

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5436
Email: beth.claussen@mnsu.edu

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5209
Email: colleen.gerdts@mnsu.edu

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5209
Email: amber.ness@mnsu.edu

Beth Eaton, Office Manager

Accessibility Resources

Address: 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2825
Email: beth.eaton@mnsu.edu