Graduate Admission Staff

The friendly graduate admission staff at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is here to help you. They can answer all your questions—or will find the answers for you.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our staff at the phone numbers or email addresses listed for each staff member below. You can also contact us at

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James Callinan, M.A.

Director of Admission, SGPP

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH120

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5158

James Callinan M.A.
Ellen Bakke

Senior Admission Coordinator

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4508

Ellen Bakke
Molly Bigelow

Rochester Center - Enrollment Counselor

Rochester Campus, RC

Campus Box: # 53

(507) 457-8602

Advises all students interested in enrolling in the following programs at Saint Mary's:

Molly Bigelow
Nicole Coppersmith, M.A.

SGPP Admission - Transfer Counselor/Oakdale Center

Oakdale Center, OC

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4561

Advises students from:
  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • St. Paul College

Nicole Coppersmith M.A.
Cheryl Cox, M.A.

Apple Valley - Center Coordinator/Transfer Counselor

Apple Valley Center, AC

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4551

Advises students from:
  • Dakota Country Technical College
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Cheryl Cox M.A.
Michelle Dougherty, M.A.

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor Graduate School of Education

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH112

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5122

Cherie Jandrich, M.A.

SGPP Admission - Transfer Counselor

Apple Valley Center, AC

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5173

Advises students from:
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College

Cherie Jandrich M.A.
Daniel Lawrence

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor Graduate School of Health and Human Services

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH116

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4529

Daniel Lawrence
Laura (Laurie) Roy

Admission - Assistant Director of Admission, Adult Undergraduate and Transfer Students

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH118

Campus Box: # 28

(507) 457-8606

Advises students from:
  • Rochester Community & Technical College

Laura (Laurie) Roy