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Patti Klein - Kersten

Vice President and Dean of Students
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > West Hall > West Hall WEST 106

Patti (Klein) Kersten is the Vice President of Student Affairs / Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator for the University.  As a member of president's staff, she works to keep the out-of-classroom experience and co-curricular experience integral undergraduates' student experience.  She oversees the student affairs area including Campus Recreation, the Career Development Center, Counseling and Health Services, the Dean of Students Office, Disability Resources, the Hedgeman Center, Public Safety, Residential Life, Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs, Student Leadership and Activities, and the Wesley Center.  In addition she has oversight of the Bookstore and Food Service contracts.  Through all of this, she and her staff act as a resource for many students who are in need of assistance and support.

In her role as Title IX Coordinator, Patti administers all aspects of Title IX implementation, including assisting university members through the complaint process and university procedures regarding sexual harassment and misconduct.

Patti holds a BS in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an MS in Higher Education from Iowa State University, and an EdD in Education from Hamline University.