President   

Bill Baldus, Metropolitan State University, william.baldus@metrostate.edu

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Bill Baldus joined Metropolitan State University in March 2006. As the Career Center Director, he oversees a team effort to build a college-to-career community that educates students to develop the professional competencies that will set them on a path to meaningful work using lifelong career management skills. With over 20 years of experience working in higher education and in corporate environments, Bill brings a variety of perspectives to students and alumni. Bill is a former board member of the Minnesota Career Development Association and is former co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee. He earned a B.A. in humanities, St. John’s University; an M.A. in cultural geography from the University of Minnesota and has graduate level coursework in human development and counseling psychology at St. Mary’s University. Outside of work Bill is an avid reader of the Sunday New York Times, nordic skier and trail runner. 

President-Elect

Jennifer Guyer-Wood, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, jguyerwo@umn.edu

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Jen Guyer-Wood is Director of Career and Professional Development and Academic Advisor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She joined the staff at the Humphrey School in 2015 having worked in student affairs and university advancement in higher education since 1997.  Jen has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education: Social Studies and Speech Communication, and a graduate degree in Counseling and Student Personnel: College Student Affairs, both from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the current chair of the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair and is actively engaged with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.  Jen also enjoys running and biking, music, and hanging out with her husband and pets.

 

Past President

John Mountain, Macalester College, mountain@macalester.edu

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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.  

 

 

Treasurer

Matt Carlson, Minnesota State University- Mankato, matt.carlson@mnsu.edu

Matt Carlson is the Assistant Director and liaison to the Colleges of Arts & Humanities, Education, and Social & Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State University Mankato. Matt offers classroom presentations on resume building, job searching, networking, graduate school, and interviewing. He provides career counseling to students and alumni through one-on-one individual appointments. Matt helps coordinate many career-related events including the Government & Nonprofit Career Fair, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Career Day, and the Minnesota Education Job Fair. Matt also oversees the Graduate Follow-up Survey which requires following up with 85% of all Minnesota State alumni to capture their post-graduate plans. Matt has earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, a Master of Science in Counseling: College Student Affairs, and a Bachelor of Science in Photography. 

 

Secretary

Erica Rademacher, College of St. Benedict, elrademacher@csbsju.edu

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Erica Rademacher is the Assistant Director (Career Coach & Marketing/Communications Lead) of XPD - Experience & Professional Development at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. In her role, she provides individual and group career coaching, builds collaborative partnerships across campus, supervises student employees, and oversees the department's marketing and communication efforts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict and Master of Science degree in College Counseling and Student Development from Saint Cloud State University. Outside of work, Erica enjoys spending her time with her husband, three children, and Yorkie. She's active in her community and enjoys teaching Sunday School, coaching volleyball, sporting events, music, and concerts.

 

Director at Large - Liaison to Constitution Committee

Janet Pribyl, University of Minnesota - Duluth, jpribyl@d.umn.edu

Janet’s bio to be added.

 

Director at Large - Liaison to Programming Committee

Sue Holm, University of Minnesota - Duluth, sholm@d.umn.edu

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Sue is currently Assistant Director/Career Counselor in Career & Internship Services at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).  Sue has been a member of MCUCSA for 3 years and is currently the co-chair of the Programming Committee and Director at Large – Programming Committee Liason for the Exec. Board.  She is a member of MCDA and the Northland Career Development Professionals Association (NCDPA). Sue has an M.A. degree in Counseling/Educational Psychology and a B.A. degree with majors in Psychology and Communication from UMD.  Prior to working at UMD she was the Director of the McNair Scholars Program at UW-Superior and the Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program at The College of St. Scholastica.