About Activities & Engagement


The mission of the Office of Activities and Engagement is to provide the campus community with resources and opportunities to engage students both within and beyond the academic classroom to build future leaders and active citizens.

Meet Us

kathy turner

SUB 222




Program Manager
SUB 284

Mandy works to support the 240+ student organizations at MSU.  She serves as the staff advisor for the Student Organization Funding Board, allocating approximately $160,000 to student organizations.  She also coordinates the annual Rockin’ the “M” event, manages the OAE website and social media presence.  She began working at MSU in 2008 for the Office for Community Involvement and continued working for the newly formed Office of Activities & Engagement in 2012. 

She is a native Montanan from the small town of Circle.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and her master’s in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University.  Mandy also works part-time at a local non-profit, the Help Center, as a crisis-counselor. 

Mandy serves on the MSU Suicide Prevention Taskforce and ADA Advisory Committee and the American College Personnel Association’s Commission on Student Involvement.  She is also a 2013 Leadership MSU Alum and a Safe Zone Trainer. 



Program Coordinator
SUB 280

Robin Mayer began her MSU career in the Office for Community Involvement (OCI; now known as the Office of Activities and Engagement) during the 2006-07 academic year.  She returned to the OCI in 2011 and has been a member of the team since that time.  Among her responsibilities are the Spring and Fall Involvement Fairs, the Day of Student Recognition, Can the Griz Food Drive, Catapalooza, and Repairing the Harm through Community Service.

Robin graduated in May 2006 with honors from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.

In 2012, Robin started a volunteer program for MSU employees called FAST or Faculty, Administration, and Teamwork in Service.  She has achieved success in seeking and maintaining sponsorships for her programs and events.  She takes advantage of numerous professional development opportunities, and has attended the following trainings: Safe Zone Training, Dealing with Millenial Students, Dealing with Difficult People, Desire2Learn, Automated External Defibrillators, and Suicide Prevention

Robin was a proud graduate of Leadership MSU in May, 2014.  She is currently member of the Good Neighbor Committee, a former member of the Community Café Community Partner Advisory Council, and a volunteer with a myriad of community non-profits. 



Program Coordinator
SUB 286 



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222 Strand Union Building (SUB)-Across from the Ask-Us Desk

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