Admissions Staff


The staff at the Montana State University Admissions and New Student Services Office is here to help you however we can! Please email us or call toll free 1 (888) MSU-CATS or admissions@montana.edu.

 

Ronda Russell Ronda Russell
Director
E-mail: rrussell@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Ronda, a native of Minnesota, received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead MN and a master's degree from Montana State University. She and the rest of the Admissions team develop and manage a recruitment program which reaches well over 100,000 prospective MSU students from around the world annually. Ronda's favorite activities include hanging out with her family, running, hiking, biking, camping and just about anything else outdoors!
   
 Korrin

Korrin Engel
Assistant Director - New Student Programs
E-mail: kengel@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2453
Location: 101 Strand Union Building

Korrin graduated from Montana State University in 2011 with a degree in Spanish and Cell Biology and Neuroscience and has worked in the Admissions Office since 2015.  She oversees fall, spring, and summer new student Orientations, and coordinates the visit program, MSU Friday. Although originally from Boise, Idaho, Korrin spent time in Guatemala and California working as interpreter and in her spare time, enjoys hiking, running, camping, and spending time with her family. 

   
Jennifer Kayser Jennifer Kayser
Assistant Director of Operations
E-mail: jkayser@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5544
Location: 201 Strand Union Building

Jen manages the budget and billing processes for the Office of Admissions and assists the Director as needed. She is a native Montanan and an MSU graduate.
   
Mike Ouert
Assistant Director of Recruitment
E-mail: mrouert@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5411
Location: 201 Strand Union Building

Mike plans and coordinates travel for Admissions Representatives throughout Montana and the U.S. He also visits high schools, attends college fairs and meets with prospective students and families on campus. Originally from Great Falls, Montana, he graduated from MSU in 2005 with a degree in History with a Teaching Option.
   
Anders Groseth
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: anders.groseth@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4453

Anders graduated from MSU in 2008 with a degree in Liberal Studies. He has worked in Admissions since 2008. Admissions Representative responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.
   
Tobin

Michael Tobin Jr.
Admissions Counselor
E-mail:  Michael.tobin1@montana.edu  -- Phone: (406) 994-1775

Tobin graduated from MSU in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. He is from Hayward, CA and was a student-athlete on the Track and Field team for Montana State. Admissions Representative responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.

   
Max

Maxwell Hamberger
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: maxwell.hamberger@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1983

Max graduated from MSU in 2015 with a degree in Film & Photography. Max is a New York native, and has loved every minute he’s spent in Bozeman! Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.

   
Mandy Hedstrom
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: amanda.hedstrom@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4971

Mandy graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and an Honors Baccalaureate in the Spring of 2013. She visits high schools, attends college fairs, and visits with prospective students and families about MSU.
   
Susan Reisch
International Representative
E-mail: sreisch@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6462

Susan has been helping international students with the MSU admissions process for 16 years.
   
Kathy Adams
Events and Promotions Coordinator
E-mail: mkadams@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2454

Kathy coordinates all aspects of the recruitment mailing program and publication management for the Office of Admissions. Kathy also assists the Director of Admissions as needed.

   
Hilja Mueller
Program Coordinator
E-mail: hilja.mueller@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2827

Hilja graduated from MSU in 2006 with a B.S. in sociology and a psychology minor. She is from Butte, MT and has worked in the Office of Admissions since 2007. Hilja is currently working as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Admissions where she assists in the planning and organizing of Orientation and MSU Friday programs.
   
Steve Burk
Enrollment Management Analysis
E-mail: sburk@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7787

Steve is the technology specialist for the Office of Admissions. He oversees the Admissions website and coordinates the prospective student email.
   
Becky Roeder
Assistant Director of Application Processing
E-mail: broeder@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5543

Becky directs the application processing team within the Office of Admissions. She also provides admissions counseling and academic support to high school students wishing to attend MSU under our Early Admissions program. An Alum of MSU ('75 BS, '04 MPA), Becky has been with MSU for over 20 years helping students achieve their academic goals.
   
 
 Jennifer Kichinka Jennifer Kichinka
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names St-Zz
E-mail: jennifer.kichinka@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6620

Jenn handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members.Jenn enjoys cooking, kayaking, and spending time with her dog.

   
Ashlie Ashli Baker
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Fs-Jn
E-mail: ashli.baker@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5542

Ashli handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Originally from Missouri, Ashli graduated from Penn State University in 2014. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking in Yellowstone National Park and learning unbelievable facts about life.

   
 Brenda Allen Brenda Allen
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Mc-Pn
E-mail: brenda.allen2@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4753

Brenda handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Brenda is originally from California. She joined the Army right out of high school and traveled around the Midwest. She loves to hike and camp in the beautiful Gallatin Valley.
   
Bonnie

Bonnie Eichenberger
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Po-Ss
E-mail: bonnie.eichenberger@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5546

Bonnie handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Bonnie likes to spend time with her family in the mountains, especially skiing and running.

   
 Chase Stahl Chase Stahl
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Jo-Mb
E-mail: chase.stahl@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5545

Chase handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. He admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Chase Stahl is from Ohio and graduated from the University of Montana.  He enjoys fly fishing. 

   
Susanne Riesland
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Cb-Fr
E-mail: susanne.riesland@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6409

Susanne handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Susanne earned a Master’s Degree in Japanese Studies from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. She loves baking, reading, and playing with her dog.

   
 Dani Clark

Dani Clark
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names A-Ca
E-mail: danielle.clark@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2487

Dani handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Originally from Montana and an MSU alumna, Dani loves cheering on the ‘Cats at sporting events, hunting, traveling and enjoying great food with great friends. Go ‘Cats!

   
 Amy Huber Amy Huber
Campus Visit Coordinator
E-mail: amy.huber1@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1989

Amy is the Campus Visit Coordinator at Montana State University.  She joined the Admissions staff in the fall of 2014.  Amy works with prospective students and their families to coordinate personalized campus visits to Montana State University.  She also coordinates visits for a variety of student groups that visit MSU.  She works closely with various members of the Admissions Staff as well as a staff and faculty across campus in the scheduling process.  Amy grew up in Montana and graduated from MSU with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  She and her family spent 15 years in Alabama and 4 years in Singapore before finally returning home to Montana.  Amy enjoys sharing her love of Montana and MSU with prospective students and families.

 

   
Elicia Palmer
Admissions Specialist
E-mail: elicia.palmer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Elicia is an Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions at Montana State University and has worked in the office since 2013. She is responsible for welcoming campus visitors, handling information from prospective student inquiries, and assisting with the campus visit program. A native of Vancouver, Washington, Elicia earned her Bachelor's degree in history from Pacific University. She enjoys hiking, reading, and exploring Montana with her husband.
   
  Kirby VanDyke
Admissions Specialist
E-mail: kirby.vandyke@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Kirby is an Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions at Montana State University. She is responsible for welcoming campus visitors, handling information from prospective student inquiries, and assisting with the campus visit program. 
   
Rose hodun Rose Hodun
Admissions Specialist
E-mail: rosehodun@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Rose is an Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions at Montana State University. She is responsible for welcoming campus visitors, handling information from prospective student inquiries, and assisting with the campus visit program. Rose graduated from MSU with a degree in Psychology in 2015. She loves backpacking, camping, hiking, and spending time in the mountains.
   
Leota Pilon
Consultant for Technology and Data Transfer
E-mail: lpilon@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5544

Leota electronically loads records from ACT, SAT and College Search programs.