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Contact the WSU Admissions Office at or 507.457.5100.

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Our Team

Our team is really your team as you discover the possibilities at WSU.

We’re here for you every step of the way as you explore options, complete the application, and become a Warrior.

Admissions Counselor Rahel Mekonnen
Rahel Mekonnen
First-Year Admissions Counselor


Rahel works with students from Illinois.

Admissions Counselor Jordan Lindgren
Jordan Lindgren
First-Year Admissions Counselor


Jordan works with students from Wisconsin.

Admissions Counselor Mike Speltz
Mike Speltz
First-Year Admissions Counselor


Mike works with students from Southern Minnesota and Iowa.

Assistant Director Chris Porter
Chris Porter
Assistant Director


Chris works with Minnesota students and students from other states.

Admissions Counselor Sarah Curtin
Sarah Curtin
Transfer Admissions Associate Director


Sarah works with transfer students and veteran students.

Admissions Counselor Jessica Beier
Jessica Beier
Assistant Director & Transfer Coordinator


Jessica works with transfer students and our community college partners.

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WSU Admissions Counselor Samantha Eckerson
Samantha Eckerson
Recruitment & Admissions Assistant Director

Cell: 507.703.1894
Office: 507.535.3980

Sammie represents WSU Graduate Programs and works with students looking to transfer to WSU-Rochester.

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Tania Schmidt
Tania Schmidt
Director of Admissions


Tania leads the team in the WSU Admissions Office.

International Admission Counselor Oresta Felts
Oresta Felts
International Admission Coordinator


Oresta works with international students.

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Kim Gresham
Transfer Admissions Assistant


Kim works with transfer students, PSEO applications, and reciprocity.