The staff at the Montana State University Admissions and New Student Services Office is here to help you however we can! Please email us or call toll free 1 (888) MSU-CATS or admissions@montana.edu.

 

Ronda Russell Ronda Russell
Director
E-mail: rrussell@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Ronda, a native of Minnesota, received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead MN and a master's degree from Montana State University. She and the rest of the Admissions team develop and manage a recruitment program which reaches well over 100,000 prospective MSU students from around the world annually. Ronda's favorite activities include hanging out with her family, running, hiking, biking, camping and just about anything else outdoors!
   
 Anders

Anders Groseth
Assistant Director - New Student Programs
E-mail: anders.groseth@montana.edu
Phone: (406) 994-2453
Location: 103 Strand Union Building
Anders graduated from MSU in 2008 with a degree in Liberal Studies. He has worked in Admissions since 2008.  He oversees fall, spring, and summer new student Orientations, and coordinates the visit program, MSU Friday. 

   
Jennifer Kayser Jennifer Kayser
Assistant Director of Operations
E-mail: jkayser@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5544
Location: 201 Strand Union Building

Jen manages the budget and billing processes for the Office of Admissions and assists the Director as needed. She is a native Montanan and an MSU graduate.
   
Mike Ouert
Assistant Director of Recruitment
E-mail: mrouert@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5411
Location: 201 Strand Union Building

Mike plans and coordinates travel for Admissions Representatives throughout Montana and the U.S. He also visits high schools, attends college fairs and meets with prospective students and families on campus. Originally from Great Falls, Montana, he graduated from MSU in 2005 with a degree in History with a Teaching Option.
   
Erin Murdock Erin Murdock
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: erinmurdock@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2202

Admissions Representative responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.
   
Shannon Bangen

Shannon Bangen
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: shannon.bangen@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4971

Shannon graduated from Montana State in 2016 with a degree in Early Childhood Education & Child Services and a Psychology minor. Born and raised in Missoula, Shannon enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling. Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.

   
Max

Maxwell Hamberger
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: maxwell.hamberger@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1983

Max graduated from MSU in 2015 with a degree in Film & Photography. Max is a New York native, and has loved every minute he’s spent in Bozeman! Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.

   
 Sydney Sherick Sydney Sherick
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: sydney.sherick@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1775

Sydney graduated from MSU in 2015 with bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. As a student she was active in the Office of Admissions, the sorority community, the Honors College, and volunteered as a VOICE Center Advocate. Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.
   
Laura Wilson Laura Wilson
Admissions Counselor
E-mail: laura.wilson5@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4453

Laura graduated from MSU in 2015 with a degree in Liberal Studio Arts. Laura was raised to cheer on the Bobcats from her hometown of Billings, MT. As a student she was an active member of the campus community, and is now thrilled to share all of the great things about MSU with prospective students as an Admissions Counselor. Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus. 

   
Kathy Adams
Events and Promotions Coordinator
E-mail: mkadams@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2454

Kathy coordinates all aspects of the recruitment mailing program and publication management for the Office of Admissions. Kathy also assists the Director of Admissions as needed.

   
Hilja Heinrich Hilja Heinrich
Program Coordinator
E-mail: hilja.heinrich@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2827

Hilja graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Sociology and a Psychology minor. She is currently working as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Admissions where she assists in the planning and organizing of Orientation and MSU Friday programs.
   
Steve Burk
Enrollment Management Analysis
E-mail: sburk@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7787

Steve is the technology specialist for the Office of Admissions. He oversees the Admissions website and coordinates the prospective student email.
   
Becky Roeder
Assistant Director of Application Processing
E-mail: broeder@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5543

Becky directs the application processing team within the Office of Admissions. She also provides admissions counseling and academic support to high school students wishing to attend MSU under our Early Admissions program. An Alum of MSU ('75 BS, '04 MPA), Becky has been with MSU for over 20 years helping students achieve their academic goals.
   
Jordan Ulrich
 

Jordan Ulrich
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Ea-Ha
E-mail: jordanulrich@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5542

Jordan handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members.

   
 Kristen Westesen

Kristen Westesen
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Aa-Br
E-mail: kristen.westesen@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2459

Kristen handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members.  A long-time Bozeman resident and UM grad, Kristen is a former nordic ski coach and enjoys hiking, running, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.

   
 Brenda Allen Brenda Allen
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Lb-Mz
E-mail: brenda.allen2@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4753

Brenda handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Brenda is originally from California. She joined the Army right out of high school and traveled around the Midwest. She loves to hike and camp in the beautiful Gallatin Valley.
   
Bonnie

Bonnie Eichenberger
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Th-Zz
E-mail: bonnie.eichenberger@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5546

Bonnie handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Bonnie likes to spend time with her family in the mountains, especially skiing and running.

   
 Kayla Krollpfeifer

Kayla Krollpfeifer
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Bs-Dz
E-mail: kayla.krollpfeiffer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6409

Kayla handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Kayla graduated from MSU in 2014. She enjoys cooking, baking, going to local events, and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks!

   
Shane Somerville

Shane Somerville
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Na-Ro
E-mail: shanesomerville@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5545

Shane handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. He admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members.

   
 Kristie Hess

Kristie Hess
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Hb-La
E-mail: kristie.hess@montana.edu  -- Phone: (406) 994-6620

Kristie handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members. Kristie is originally from Michigan. She enjoys photography, hiking, and spending time with her family.

   
 Amy Huber Amy Huber
Admissions Evaluator for students with last names Rp-Tg
E-mail: amy.huber1@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2487

Amy handles and processes admission applications and academic credentials for new students entering MSU. She admits new freshman and transfer students to Montana State University, researches and evaluates academic coursework and transfer credits, and provides admissions counseling and academic support to students and families in collaboration with other MSU faculty and staff members  Amy joined the Admissions staff in the fall of 2014.  She and her family spent 15 years in Alabama and 4 years in Singapore before finally returning home to Montana.  Amy enjoys sharing her love of Montana and MSU with prospective students and families.

 

   
Elicia Palmer Elicia Palmer
Campus Visit Coordinator
E-mail: elicia.palmer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Elicia is the Campus Visit Coordinator at Montana State University and has worked in the office since 2013. Elicia works with prospective students and their families to coordinate personalized campus visits to Montana State University.  She also coordinates visits for a variety of student groups that visit MSU.  She works closely with various members of the Admissions Staff as well as a staff and faculty across campus in the scheduling process.  A native of Vancouver, Washington, Elicia earned her Bachelor's degree in history from Pacific University. She enjoys hiking, reading, and exploring Montana with her husband.
   
 Katie Gahagan Katie Gahagan
Admissions Specialist
E-mail: katherine.gahagan@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Katie is an Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions at Montana State University. She is responsible for welcoming campus visitors, handling information from prospective student inquiries, and assisting with the campus visit program. Katie enjoys traveling, and has been to 30 countries all over the world. Although she split her time growing up between New York, London and Singapore, she is in love with Bozeman and can’t imagine calling anywhere else home!
   
Jessie Dry Jessie Dry
Admissions Specialist
E-mail: jessica.dry@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-6661

Jessie is an Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions at Montana State University. She is responsible for welcoming campus visitors, handling information from prospective student inquiries, and assisting with the campus visit program.
   
Susan Reisch
Admissions Specialist
E-mail: sreisch@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2452

Susan is an Admissions Specialist in the Office of Admissions at Montana State University. She is responsible for welcoming campus visitors, handling information from prospective student inquiries, and assisting with the campus visit program. Susan has been helping students with the MSU admissions process for 17 years. Susan is originally from New York, but has lived in Bozeman with her family for 26 years. She graduated from Susquehanna University and served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica.
   
Leota Pilon
Consultant for Technology and Data Transfer
E-mail: lpilon@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5544

Leota electronically loads records from ACT, SAT and College Search programs.