General communications

(319) 895-4234
Box: 1665


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

Office of Student Affairs

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    Gwen Schimek-Tischler

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Ph.D., Colorado State University, M.S., Colorado State University, B.A., College of St. Catherine. At Cornell since 2011, previously at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University and Colorado State University.

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    Cindy Krob

    Student Affairs Assistant

    At Cornell since 2009.


Intercultural Life

Residence Life

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    Steven Strope

    Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life

    M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.A., Coe College. At Cornell since 2012.

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    Olivia Lennon

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

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

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    Daniel Chou

    Assistant Director of Residence Life and Coordinator of Living & Learning Communities

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

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    Judy Goetschius

    Housing Facilities Coordinator

    At Cornell since 1998.

Berry Career Institute

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    Jodi Schafer

    Senior Director, Berry Career Institute

    M.B.A. University of Iowa, B.S. Iowa State University. At Cornell since 2016.

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    Jason Napoli

    Director, Employer Relations and Career Coaching

    B.A., University of Iowa. At Cornell since 2010, previously at the University of Iowa Tippie School of Management.

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    Lindsey Meza

    Associate Director, Operations and Career Coaching

    B.A., University of Iowa. At Cornell since 2018.

Civic Engagement

Student Life

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    Rebecca Sullens

    Associate Director for Student Life

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

Chaplain's Office

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    Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel


    M.Div., M.A. Pacific School of Religion, B.A., Cornell College. At Cornell since 1996.

Counseling Center

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    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.

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    Rachel Slezak


Student Health Center

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    Nancy Reasland

    Director of Student Health Services

    B.SN., St. Olaf College. At Cornell since 1994.

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    Stephanie Abresch

    Clinic Coordinator

    B.A., University of Iowa. At Cornell since 2015.

Health Promotions

Campus Safety

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    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

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    James Richards

    General Manager of Bon Appetit Dining Services

    Awarded Chef and manager specializing in food choices that celebrate flavor, affirm regional and cultural traditions, and support a sustainable future.