General communications

(319) 895-4234
Box: 1665


Student Affairs
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

Office of Student Affairs

  • Associate Vice President for  Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

  • Photo of Cindy Krob

    Cindy Krob

    Student Affairs Assistant

    At Cornell since 2009.

Student Success Center

  • Photo of Brooke Paulsen

    Brooke Paulsen

    Director of Student Success

  • Photo of Brandi Shanata

    Brandi Shanata

    Associate Director of Academic Advising and the Transfer Experience

  • Coordinator of Disability Services

    Coordinator of Disability Services

  • Photo of Chelsea Plunkett

    Chelsea Plunkett

    Coordinator of Academic Support

  • Photo of Madison Dockter

    Madison Dockter

    Coordinator of the First Year Experience & Parent Communication

  • Photo of Carlos Nelson

    Carlos Nelson

    Coordinator of Student Athlete Success


  • Photo of Jack VonKampen

    Jack VonKampen

    Head Coach and Program Director for Campus Activities

Intercultural Life

Residence Life

  • Photo of Daniel Chou

    Daniel Chou

    Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life

    M.S., Southern Illinois University, B.A., Northern Illinois University. At Cornell since 2016.

  • Photo of Olivia Lennon

    Olivia Lennon

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, B.A., Ashford University. At Cornell since 2018.

  • Photo of Nicole Casal '18

    Nicole Casal '18

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    B.A., Cornell College. At Cornell since 2021.

  • Photo of Judy Goetschius

    Judy Goetschius

    Housing Facilities Coordinator

    At Cornell since 1998.

Student Life

  • Photo of Rebecca Sullens '09

    Rebecca Sullens '09

    Associate Director for Student Life

    B.A., Cornell College. At Cornell since 2014.

Chaplain's Office

  • Photo of Rev. Melea White

    Rev. Melea White


    Master of divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Counseling Center

  • Photo of Dr. Brenda Lovstuen

    Dr. Brenda Lovstuen

    Director of Counseling

    Ph.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City, M.A., Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University), B.A., Cornell College. At Cornell since 2001.

  • Photo of Karla Steffens

    Karla Steffens


Student Health Center

  • Photo of Lynn O'Brien

    Lynn O'Brien

    Director of Student Health Services

    B.SN.,University of Iowa

  • Photo of Karen Mohwinkle

    Karen Mohwinkle

    Clinic Coordinator

    B.A., Collins College, AAS., Kirkwood College. At Cornell College since 2020.

Health Promotions

  • Photo of Marcia Sisk

    Marcia Sisk

    Director of Health Promotions

    M.S.,University of Northern Iowa, B.A.,University of Northern Iowa

Campus Safety

  • Photo of Mark Winder

    Mark Winder

    Director of Campus Safety

    Specialized Incident Management System (NIMS) training, including crisis management for school-based incidents. At Cornell since 2015.

Dining Services

  • Dave Smigo

    General Manager of Bon Appetit Dining Services