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Jodi Santerre, coordinator
Jodi Santerre is the first point of contact for our department - the one to go to with any questions about our services, scheduling appointments with our staff, or to receive direction on any other concerns you may have. She serves as the departmental coordinator for student clubs and organizations on campus.
She also coordinates the operations of the testing center and assists in the coordination of special events, including New Student Orientation, the Student Leadership Dinner, Commencement and Appreciation and Service Day.
Jodi started her career at Northwestern as the Research Services coordinator in the Research department and has extensive experience providing excellent customer service.
Lori Hanegraaf, student programs and services manager
Lori Hanegraaf provides support services for students such as being the point person for veterans’ benefits and international students as well as providing continuing support for student organizations, Student Senate, New Student Orientation and Commencement. She also oversees the peer tutoring services on campus and student work study positions. Lori started at Northwestern in 2004 as the administrative assistant for the Office of Student Affairs.
Becky Lawyer, director, Academic Success Center
Becky Lawyer, MA, LPC, has experience in helping students address personal, relationship, disability and study skills concerns that may impede their progress at Northwestern. Becky has counseled diverse populations including traditional, non-traditional, special needs and low income students.
Becky graduated with a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2005. She has been a licensed professional counselor since 2008. Becky has been with Northwestern since 2008.
Dr. Emily J. Tweed, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Emily Tweed, PhD, graduated with honors from St. Olaf College with undergraduate degrees in psychology and family studies, and played softball and volleyball, earning All-American honors. She began her career in Student Affairs at Northwestern in 1995 and has served in multiple capacities including Student Affairs, Institutional Research, and now in her current position of overseeing student affairs for the University.
During her tenure at Northwestern, Dr. Tweed has completed her master’s (2000) and doctoral degrees (2004) in educational policy and administration in higher education from the University of Minnesota. Her research has focused on the effects of student engagement on academic performance and clinical competency in professional healthcare education.