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Advisory Council

Fine Arts Programming has an Advisory Council comprised of members from the campus community, as well as the greater Central Minnesota community:
  • Mimi Bitzan
    Community Member
  • Brian Campbell
    CSB/SJU Music Department
  • Katie (McCarney) Campbell
    Assistant Director
    CSB/SJU Admissions
  • David DeBlieck
    Assistant Professor
    CSB/SJU Theater Department
  • Louann Dummich
    Vice President, Private Banking
    US Bank
  • Barry Elert
  • Paul Hamilton
    Long Term Care Advisors
  • Laura Hood
    Aging Services Director
    Whitney Senior Center
  • Adam Houghton
    Associate Professor, Chair
    CSB/SJU Theater Department
  • Cindy Malone
    Associate Dean
    CSB/SJU Academic Affairs
  • Mark McGowan
    Community Member
    Performing Artist
  • Rick Odenthal
    Chief Executive Officer
    Central Minnesota Credit Union
  • Sue Palmer
    Vice President of Finance & Admin
    CSB Business Office
  • Dr. Gustavo Peña
    Centrasota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    D.D.S., M.S.
  • Colleen Hollinger Petters
  • Br. Simon-Hoa Phan, OSB
    CSB/SJU Art Department
  • Chris Rasmussen
  • Joe Rogers
    CSB/SJU Center for Global Education
  • Arno Shermock
    Thomsens Greenhouse & Garden Center
  • Dr. Jerry Wetterling
    St. Joseph Family Chiropractic
  • Katie Ruprecht-Wittrock
    Arts Integration Specialist
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN
  • Brandyn Woodard
    Director of CSB/SJU Intercultural and
    International Student Services Department
  • Bethany Purkapile
    Vice President
    CSB Student Senate
  • Steven Bezdichek Pfahning
    SJU Student Senate

Ex officio:

  • Robert Culligan
    Vice President
    SJU Institutional Advancement


  • Leslie Hanlon
    Director of Fundraising & Marketing
    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming
  • Kevin Knodl
    Director of Operations
    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming
  • Deborah Lehman
    Interim Executive Director
    Director of Community Outreach
    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming

Council Secretary:

  • Gwen Geisenhof
    Department Coordinator
    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming

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