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Briana Eicheldinger

Briana Eicheldinger

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

651-641-8819 |

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About Briana

Territory: Transfer Students in Minnesota; All Post-Baccalaureate Students

Hometown: Kenosha, WI

Major: Spanish and Sociology

About Me: I was born and raised in Wisconsin but love my new home here in Minnesota. I like to spend my free time with my husband and two daughters exploring all the Twin Cities has to offer.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: I love going to Chatterbox in Highland Park. I also enjoy walking around the many lakes in the area, especially Lake Nokomis.

What I Love about CSP: I love the sense of community that you will find at CSP and the long-standing traditions that we can look forward to each year like Welcome Weekend, Strawberry Fest, and Knollapalooza.


Kelly Macik

Kelly Macik

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

651-641-8718 |

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About Kelly

Territory: Twin Cities High Schools; Northern Minnesota; and students from WI and MI

Hometown: Victoria, MN

Major: Communication Studies

About Me: I was born and raised in Victoria, MN and attended Chaska High School. I love spending time with my husband and our two-year-old son. I enjoy yoga, traveling, going to the theater, and taking in the many events around the Twin Cities.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: Mill City Farmers Market in the summer – I love the fresh, delicious food and the gorgeous scenery along the Mississippi River.

What I Love about CSP: The diversity of our student body provides an amazingly rich experience for students, staff, and faculty to grow and interact with cultures and backgrounds of all kinds. We can all learn from those whose experiences, beliefs, and perspectives are different than our own.


Choua Vang

Choua Vang

Senior Admissions Counselor | International Recruiter

651-603-6275 |

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About Choua

Territory: Twin Cities High Schools; All International Students; and students from the following states: IN, KY, OH, WV, VA, MD, PA, NY, DE, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, AR, FL

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Major: Sociology Major, Criminal Justice Minor

About Me: I was born in Thailand in one of the refugee camps. My family was very fortunate to have received sponsorship to come live in the United States. I’ve lived in St. Paul for over 20 years and absolutely love it. I am married and have two children. I enjoy hanging out at the park with my family, camping with friends, and going on road trips up north.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: My mom’s house. Even though it’s a small rambler with ten of us coming and going it’s a place full of love, comfort, food and inspiration.

What I Love about CSP: I love that CSP is small, but big in leading innovation. I love that my professors and mentors really got to know me and cared deeply about my development and success, even after graduation.


Deanna Pelley

Deanna Pelley

Senior Admissions Counselor | Church Professional Recruiter

651-603-6288 |

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About Deanna

Territory: All Church Professional Students; Transfer students from schools outside of MN; and high school students from the following states: ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, MO

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Major: Lay Ministry and Theology with emphasis in Youth Ministry Major, Music minor

About Me: I was born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri. I love the St. Louis Cardinals but also the Green Bay Packers--probably because I went to college in Wisconsin. In my free time I love to bike on a great trail, read, bake, spend time with my dog and catch a quick trip home to visit my wonderful family!

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: The Highland Park area...lots of fun shops and restaurants and wonderful people!

What I Love about CSP: I love how friendly everyone is and that we are a very diverse university. It's a great way to learn more about people from different walks of life!


Roberto Peña

Admissions Counselor | Latino Recruiter

651-641-8741 |

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About Roberto

Territory: Twin Cities High Schools; Southern Minnesota; All PSEO Students; and students from the following states: CA, NV, AZ, NM, OK, TX, CO, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, IL, AK, HI

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major: Communication Studies

About Me: I just recently moved to the Twin Cities from Los Angeles, CA but I have been in Minnesota before. I went to Gustavus Adolphus College for my undergraduate degree and graduated in 2013. My immediate family is all in L.A. but I am fortunate enough to have roots in the beautiful country of Guatemala, both my parents being from there. I do speak Spanish and I love to listen to all types of music, especially in Spanish.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: My favorite place in this new city of mine is the Midtown Global Market. They have great food!

What I Love about CSP: I am still learning as I go but I enjoy seeing the cultural diversity students have the potential to be exposed to.


Brandon Cobb

Coordinator of Military Recruitment

651-641-8759 |

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About Brandon

Territory: All Military Students

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Major: Business Management

About Me: I was born and raised in Minnesota, yet lived in Chicago, IL for some time so I like to look at the Windy City as "home away from home". I was enrolled in Circus Juventas here in St. Paul throughout my teens and enjoyed every minute of it. I have served in the Army for close to four years and am still currently in the Army National Guard. I will be commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army in May 2015 and continue to serve in the National Guard for many years to come.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: Definitely the Landmark Center. I attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in high school and a majority of our classes were on the upper levels. The building is rich in history of the city and to this day I still go ice skating next to the building every winter.

What I Love about CSP: The classroom settings have such a great atmosphere. Since the classes are smaller every student gets the individual attention they need in order to succeed.



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