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Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Team

The undergraduate team works with students interested in one of CSP’s traditional on-campus Bachelor programs.

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

Drew Deas

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

[email protected] | 651.641.8759

Hometown: Brownsburg, Indiana
Major in College: International Business
About Me: I was born in Virginia and grew up in Indiana, and watching/playing sports has always been a big part of my life. My current favorite activities include lifting weights, running on Summit Avenue, and shooting hoops at the Gangelhoff Center. I love seeing new movies, playing video games, and eating too many cookies.
Favorite Place in the Twin Cities: My favorite place is Minnehaha Park; the waterfall freezes solid in the winter! So cool.
What I Love about CSP: Our beautiful campus and friendly students make coming to work a blast. Plus, we’re right in the middle of the best neighborhoods in St. Paul, so there’s always plenty to see and do.

Virtual Meeting with Drew

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

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

Breana Winnes

Undergraduate 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