Jesse Heath, Hall Director: Preska J/K Halls

Address: 111 Carkoski Commons, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2731

Education: M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration, University of Central Missouri; B.S. in General Studies, University of Northern Iowa.

Previous Positions: Graduate Assistant for Student Development with the Office of Student Activities, University of Central Missouri; Summer Housing Intern with University Housing & Dining Services, University of Central Missouri.

What I Like About Being a Maverick: Students are committed to building meaningful relationships within the residence halls and making this place their home. The faculty and staff are dedicated to creating strong community as well, ensuring that this a community where everyone belongs.

Why I Chose to Work at MSU: In addition to a unique campus community, I have enjoyed the professional opportunities in this role and beyond. Within my current position, I have had the opportunity to supervise a Graduate Assistant; this has offered a lot of experience and growth within my approach to supervision. Additionally, I have been able to instruct a First-Year Experience Course (FYEX) which has allowed me to develop engaging classes and develop relationships inside the classroom. 

Professional Development/Involvement/Interests: My primary interest is within leadership development and how ongoing training can help prepare students for their next transition to a potential career. In the future, I'm looking forward to getting involved with UMR-ACUHO and other opportunities.

Hobbies: I enjoy running on Mankato's recreational trails. One of my favorites is Red Jacket and it is stunning in the fall. I've also gotten involved with kickboxing at a gym in Mankato. I like to spend time reading; typically I have read leadership or self-improvement books but I also love realistic or science fiction. I also enjoy watching movies, tv shows, or playing games on Xbox.

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