Campus Life Staff

The Center for Campus Life is located in the Edith Mortensen Center, suite 119, just off of Student Street in the Morrison Commons. Our office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 605.274.5215 or email us at campuslife@augie.edu.

Leadership Team

Jeff VenekampJeff Venekamp

Director of Student Conduct
605.274.4412
jeff.venekamp@augie.edu

Jeff serves as the Director of Student Conduct.  Jeff has worked with residence life, student activities, orientation, and event management for the past 10 years at Augustana. Jeff holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from South Dakota State University.

Jeff's Top 5 Strengths: Includer, Woo, Strategic, Relator, Connectedness

 

Michelle HarveyMichelle Harvey

Director of Student Engagement 
605.274.4041
michelle.harvey@augie.edu

Michelle serves as the Director of Student Engagement. Michelle is responsible for the leadership of the Student Engagement team and oversees Welcome Week and Viking Guides, Registered Student Organizations, leadership programming, and many other avenues of student engagement. Michelle holds a B.A. in English Writing and Mathematics from Morningside College and an M.A. in College Student Development with a concentration in Student Affairs from Appalachian State University.

Michelle's Top 5 Strengths: Includer, Arranger, Connectedness, Learner, Achiever

 

 Jenna Bump

 Interim Director of Housing Operations
 605.274.5415

jbump@augie.edu

Jenna serves as the Director of Housing Operations. Jenna is originally from Sioux Falls, SD and received her B.A. in Business Communication from Augustana University and her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.

Jenna's Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Empathy, Positivity, Adaptability, Includer

 

Assistant Director Team

The following members of the Campus Life team are professional staff who reside in each of our residential communities and serve as on-call emergency contacts for our campus community.

 Kally Jorgensen

 Assistant Director of Student Engagement/Residence Hall Director
 kally.jorgensen@augie.edu

Kally serves as an Assistant Director of Student Engagement and works with Civic Engagement. Kally advises SALT and Viking Days; she is also the hall director for Stavig Hall. Kally received her B.A. in Communication and International Studies from the University of North Dakota and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education at Southern Methodist University.

Kally's Top 5 Strengths: Arranger, Communication, Achiever, Discipline, Consistency

 

Maggie McMahon

Residence Hall Director 
maggie.mcmahon@augie.edu

Maggie serves as the Residence Hall Director for Granskou Hall, and is originally from Wisner, NE.  Maggie holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Mount Marty University and a M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.  

Maggie's Top 5 Strengths: Input, Intellection, Connectedness, Learner, Developer

 

Beth Benschoter

Residence Hall Director
beth.benschoter@augie.edu

Beth serves as the Residence Hall Director for Solberg Hall.  Beth is originally from Algona, Iowa and recieved her B.A. in Christian Education & Youth Ministry from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and an MSEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Beth's Top 5 Strengths: Empathy, Developer, Connectedness, Includer, Communication

 

Katarina Alatis

Residence Hall Director
katarina.alatis@augie.edu

Katarina serves as the Residence Hall Director for Tuve Hall, and is from Weirton, WV. Katarina received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Radford University,  and a M.S.ED in Higher Education Administration from University of Kansas.

Katarina’s Top Strengths: Restorative, Empathy, Developer, Positivity, and Individualization

 

Eric Nguyen 

Residence Hall Director
eric.nguyen@augie.edu

Eric serves as the Residence Hall Director for East Hall, and is originally from York, PA.  Eric holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Millersville University and a M.A. in Higher Education wih a concentration in Academic Support from Messiah University.  

Eric's Top Strengths: Adaptability, Harmony, Arranger, Futuristic, Positivity