Richard Kotovich, Jr M.A.

After working previously here in TRIO SSS, I am excited to return to be a part of the mission of helping TRIO students at Winona State on their academic journey. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to be a resource for students as they make choices and explore options at such an influential time. Whether its academic, career or life goals, planning can be considered a solid first step toward making your dreams become a reality.

A meeting with me may involve exploring aspects of your current situation, determining goals toward something hoped for and developing strategies to best get you there. For academic success, a part of my role is to coordinate the tutoring and academic skill program for TRIO students. It’s been my experience that the most successful students will use all the resources available to be the best student they can be. I hope you will learn more about how tutoring can be helpful for you. Also, just as there is a variety of different students at WSU, everyone here has a story that is unique and personal.

My own story involves earning a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and gaining experience helping diverse groups of students from both two year and four year colleges find success. To find fun and balance in my day, I enjoy traveling/exploring, local history, good movies and spending time at home. I look forward to the opportunity to know more about you and your story in hopes of providing help as you continue forward on your path.

I am available to meet with students during the academic year and I can be reached by calling 507.457.5465 or 507.457. 5156 or email me at