Dan Jost ’95

“When I selected English as a major I also had a pre-med focus, and rather than select a science major I chose to focus in a field that would allow an outlet for creativity. The experiences I had in earning my English degree gave me both a greater enjoyment of literature, as well as the ability to convey my thoughts in a more cohesive and creative manner.”

“In my career, building business while simultaneously building your own brand is made and measured through the organization and delivery of thought. My ability to lead my teams, while securing integrity and intent, is fallible without the means to illustrate the vision or publish the strategy. Whatever professional success I’ve enjoyed has not been realized without fond recollections of CSB/SJU, and its beloved English department.”

Dan has recently opened his own barber shop, Man Cave Barber Co., located in Chanhassen Minnesota!

Read story: New barbershop brings old-school style

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English Grad Update


Dan Jost ’95

English Major

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Jessica Harkins
Chair, English Department
SJU Quad 350B

Laura Schmitz
Temporary Department Coordinator (Through spring 2024)
SJU Quad 362D/451