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Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Team

The undergraduate team works with students interested in CSP’s traditional on-campus Bachelor programs. Find your counselor below and get to know the CSP undergraduate admissions team better.

Tom Halligan

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

[email protected] | 651.641.8820

Hometown: Glencoe, MN

Major in College: Christian Ministry

About Me: My wife and I are both graduates of CSP and together we have two sons. I am an avid runner and I have a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. I also enjoy watching and cheering on all of the Minnesota sports teams!

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: US Bank Stadium, I love going to Minnesota Vikings games. I was fortunate enough to go to the very first game ever played at US Bank Stadium, which was a Vikings vs. Packers game. The Vikings ended up winning the game and it was an experience I will never forget.

What I Love about CSP: I love that CSP is dedicated to serving students. CSP faculty and staff are passionate about helping students succeed in the classroom as well as nurturing students on the path to a successful career. The CSP community is a welcoming and supportive place for students to learn and grow into knowledgeable professionals and individuals with integrity.

Jackie Siemon

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

[email protected] | 651.603.6288

Hometown: Belle Plaine, MN

Majors in College: Community Psychology, B.S; College Counseling and Student Development, M.S

About Me: Born in California and raised in Minnesota. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on vacation, dancing and having relaxing nights at home with my dog!

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: I love of trying new food and exploring new places to eat. The Twin Cities is a great place to try something new and delicious!

What I Love about CSP: The diverse community and welcoming staff/faculty who demonstrate a strong passion to help our students succeed. I really appreciate the culture of a smaller university and the attention each student receives.

Virtual Meeting with Jackie

Victoria Thao

Senior Admissions Counselor

[email protected] | 651.603.6275

Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN

Major in College: Business Management

About Me: I was born in Saint Paul but was raised in Cottage Grove and attended East Ridge High School. I love to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling, dancing, and working out.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: I love to eat and some of my favorite restaurants are on University. University is such an enriching and diverse community to find many new places to explore and eat with your friends and family.

What I Love about CSP: I love the fact that CSP is such a small campus where everyone has a chance to build everlasting relationships. Whether those relationships are with staff, faculty, or even international students.

Virtual Meeting with Victoria

Breana Winnes

Senior Admissions Counselor

[email protected] | 651.641.8718

Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota

Majors in College: Graphic Design & Communication

About Me: I was raised in Woodbury, MN and currently live in St. Paul. I love spending time with my husband and friends as we share in conversation with one another, cook, and venture around the great outdoors. I also deeply enjoy all things involving photography and travel.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: My favorite place(s) are wherever those I hold dear happen to be – a home, a coffee shop, or at a park…you’ll find me where the people are.

What I Love about CSP: The opportunity to be a part of an intimate and thoughtful community in the midst of a large city. This is a place where you can explore your faith, understand a wide variety of cultures and have the resources needed to succeed.

Virtual Meeting with Breana

Tamara Anderson

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

[email protected] | 651.641.8741

Hometown: Montevideo, MN

Major in College: Marketing with a minor in International Business

About Me: Raised in Montevideo & moved to the cities after graduating from Concordia in 2021. I enjoy playing video games, watching movies, thrifting, & hanging out with my cat.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: Como Park! It’s a great place for a walk, laying out, or to read. Their conservatory is great to visit in the winter to remember what nice weather feels like & see plants.

What I Love about CSP: Our location in the Twin Cities. We have our own small community, with access to everything the metro provides. Coming from a small town, I knew that a large campus might not be a good fit, so CSP was perfect.

Virtual Meeting with Tamara

Paige Mackedanz

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

[email protected] | 651.641.8331

Hometown: Alexandria, Minnesota

Majors in College: Religion – Faith and Leadership Concentration, Interfaith Studies

About Me: I was born and raised here in Minnesota, but have lived for the past 5 years in North Dakota. I enjoy spending my free time reading, camping and hiking, and spending time with my loved ones. Most days you can find me listening to music, sipping on an iced coffee, and petting my cat, Honey!

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: The Stone Arch Bridge/St. Anthony Main. My brother is a filmmaker, and his first short film premiered at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. That visit to the twin cities marked the first time I remember thinking that I would love to live here someday!

What I Love about CSP: I love the way that CSP creates opportunities for students who come from all different kinds of places and breaks down barriers to higher education! The campus has an environment of inquiry and empathy, making this an incredible place to learn and grow. Not to mention, the campus is gorgeous and the location is so convenient!

Virtual Meeting with Paige

Majeur Tucker

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

[email protected] | 651.632.6773

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Majors in College: B.S Spanish + International Studies | M.S Higher Education and Student Affairs

About Me: I was born and raised in St. Paul, MN! I love to bake and cook new recipes, feel free to send any recipes my way! I adore summer nights watching baseball or chilly Sundays watching football (I have always been an Eagles fan so no “Skol” here). I also enjoy doing yoga and spending time with friends and family!

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: Mall of America – there are so many things to do any time of the year and shopping never hurt anyone either!

What I Love About CSP: CSP has proven to be committed to growth! This is important to me as a forever learner and staff member. I want to spend my time in a place where everyone, especially students, are given the tools to excel and become who they want to be.

Virtual Meeting with Majeur

Terri O'Neill

Welcome Center Receptionist

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Crookston, MN

About me: I was born and raised in Crookston, MN, but I have called Saint Paul my home for the past 28 years. My husband and I have two amazing children, Aedan and Mairenn. Connecting with others is what fuels me! My favorite thing to do is sit quietly and have meaningful conversations with family and friends.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: I’m honestly a homebody at heart, so I just love being cozy on the couch or busy in the kitchen with my people (and my sweet dog Clare!). I do love a great restaurant, though!

What I love about CSP: I love the close-knit community at CSP! Our smaller size allows for deep and meaningful relationships between students and staff that extend far beyond academic support. I am so grateful to be a part of our CSP family!

Zach Walker

Campus Experience Coordinator

[email protected] | 651-641-8230

Hometown: Baldwin, WI

About Me: In college, my friends and I invented a new version of the board game Settlers of Catan that involves ping pong, Mario Kart, beanbags, and lots of yelling. On a less important note, I love camping, waterskiing, and taking walks by the St. Croix River with my wife.

Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Woodbury. I see close to 50 new movies every year, and Alamo is the best theater in the area, bar none. Catch me in Row 5 housing the free ice water.

What I Love about CSP: Before being hired here, I had never stepped foot on campus. But this community made me feel at home within a week. Everyone is so incredibly kind, compassionate, and eager to help. Also, there’s a semi-secret tunnel that makes me feel like a cool spy.

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