Meet our 2016-17 Executive Board
Whitney has been a Career Counselor in the CSE Career Center at the U of M since Fall 2011. In addition to serving as President, Whitney was a Co-Chair for the MCUCSA Membership and Communications Committee and was the Chair-Elect and Co-Chair of the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair Committee from 2012-2013. Whitney has also served in two board positions for the Minnesota College Personnel Association. She received her BA in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and MS in Counseling and Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Away from campus, Whitney enjoys all things Minnesota, including the North Shore, state parks, anything Swedish, and spending time running, biking, hiking, and fishing outdoors with her hubby and rescue dog, Charli.
John Mountain, Macalester College, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Mountain has a background in staffing and recruitment, consulting, technology, and organizational development. He joined Macalester in January of 2004, after working in human resources at GE Capital, Northwest Airlines, and Target Corporation. He earned his Bachelor's degree emphasizing Human Resources and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and his Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from the University of St. Thomas. John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as discussing politics, hiking and traveling.
DeAnna Goddard, Winona State University, email@example.com
DeAnna oversees the daily operations and services to students, alumni, and employers pertaining to career development in the Warrior Success Center at Winona State University. In addition to serving as President of MCUCSA in 2015-16, DeAnna is serving her third term as Past President of MEJFA and her second term as Chair of the All-University Learning and Community Engagement Committee at WSU. She serves on the MNSU Job & Internship Fair Committee and the MN Government & Nonprofit Career Fair Committee. She is also a WSU Alumni Board Member. Prior to working at WSU, DeAnna was the Assistant Director in Undergraduate Career Services at Yale University. DeAnna received her Bachelor's degree at Winona State University and her Master's at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Matt Carlson, Minnesota State University- Mankato, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrissy Francis, Hamline University, email@example.com
Chrissy has been a career counselor at Hamline University since 2012. In addition to serving as Secretary of MCUCSA, Chrissy has served as a Co-Chair for the Membership and Communications Committee, is the Secretary for the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair Committee and is the Programming Chair for MEJFA. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bethel University and a M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Chrissy enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and exploring the Twin Cities by foot or bike.
Bobbi Murphy, St. Cloud State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobbi Murphy has been responsible for all aspects of internship development and promotion within the SCSU Career Services Center since 2006. Her duties involve working with and for employers, students, faculty, and staff to increase the level of internship awareness and involvement so students can enter the workplace better prepared for those realities and demands. A graduate and current student at SCSU, Bobbi’s Involvement in NACE, MCUCSA, CEIA and NSEE has enriched her life professionally and personally and she looks forward to her new role as Director at Large and Liaison to the Constitution Committee and member of the Diversity Committee for MCUCSA.
Janine Knutson, Gustavus Adolphus College, email@example.com
Since 2015, Janine has served as the Internship Director at Gustavus Adolphus College. Along with current MCUCSA leadership roles including Director at Large, Liaison to the Programming Committee and Programming Co-chair, Janine has also held leadership roles with career services professional associations including the Minnesota Education Job Fair Association (MEJFA) and the Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA). Prior to her role at Gustavus, Janine was the Associate Director, Career Education and Coaching in the Piper Center for Vocation and Career at St. Olaf College for four years. Previously, she has served as the Director of Career Services for Concordia University - St. Paul. She holds an MS in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University and a BA in Psychology from St. Norbert College.