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250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-624-6827
Fax: 612-624-8241
cspp@umn.edu

CSPP Alumni Council

Welcome to the online home for alumni of Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP)! We invite you to check out news and information about alumni, upcoming events, and how to join your colleagues in the developing CSPP Alumni Database.

Since its inception in the 1950’s, CSPP has educated generations of individuals who are now scattered across the globe. While there are many informal networks of alums that have stayed connected, many of us have wanted to create a more formal network for connection, referral, information, and collaboration. Our on-line presence is just one way in which we are seeking to accomplish these goals and cultivate the diversity and richness of the community of CSPP alumni. All CSPP alums are invited to participate in upcoming events, join the Council, and/or provide feedback on the activities of the Council.

CSPP Alumni Council – Who are we?
In March 2007, CSPP faculty and administrative staff hosted an alumni lunch for CSPP doctoral alumni in the Twin Cities. On a lovely day in late March, about 40 alumni spanning the decades from the 1970s to the 2000s gathered to reconnect with old classmates, meet other CSPPers and the current faculty of CSPP, and learn about changes in CSPP and the college. A refrain heard throughout the event was this: “Let’s make sure this continues.”
At that lunch, several individuals indicated interest in forming an Alumni Council with the goal of continuing the momentum from the first ever CSPP alumni lunch. In June, 2007 the “CSPP Alumni Council” had its first meeting and began to create a vision for how to establish a strong and vibrant alumni group. A commonly stated goal for being a part of this group was to build connections with the past (alumni) and present (current CSPP students).

The Alumni Council has identified three broad goals:

A new fund to support CSPP!
We are excited to announce a new fund for alumni to contribute directly to CSPP. When the University of Minnesota Foundation calls, you can now designate that your contribution go to CSPP—Fund #3581. These gifts will be used to support the students of CSPP in a variety of ways—to support travel to conferences, research, and scholarships. Your contributions in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Give online.

Members of the alumni council
Bob Barnett, Ph.D., LP (1985)
Bbarnett@mdaleadership.com

Korinne Cikanek, Ph.D. (2006)
cikan001@umn.edu

Matt Hanson, Ph.D., LP (2004)
University of Minnesota, University Counseling and Consulting Services
hans1053@umn.edu

Sue Hendrickson, Ph.D., LP (2001)
private practice
smhendrickson@earthlink.net

Christina Huck, Ph.D., LP (1992)
Saint Mary’s University
chuck@smumn.edu

Len Jennings, Ph.D., LP (1996)
University of St. Thomas
lljennings@stthomas.edu

Michelle Koker, Ph.D. (2000)
University of Minnesota
mkoker@cce.umn.edu

Robin McLeod, Ph.D., LP (1993)
Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury
rgmcleod7@yahoo.com

Dirk Miller, Ph.D., LP (1993)
The Emily Program, director
dirk@emilyprogram.com

Salina Renninger, Ph.D., LP (1998)
University of St Thomas, training director, University Counseling and Consulting Services
renn8979@stthomas.edu

Janet Schank, Ph.D., LP (1994)
chemical/mental health coordinator for Edina Public Schools
private practice
Jschank3822@aol.com

Bob Seybold, Ph.D., LP (1980)
University of Minnesota, University program director, Counseling and Consulting Services
seybo002@umn.edu

Kay Thomas, Ph.D., LP (1985)
University of Minnesota, director of International Student and Scholar Services
kthomas@umn.edu

Faculty and staff
Sherri Turner, Ph.D.
CSPP program coordinator and training director
turne047@umn.edu

Jon Ruzek
Director of Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
ruzek010@umn.edu

John Romano, PhD
CSPP faculty liaison to the Alumni Council
roman001@umn.edu

Any CSPP alum who is interested in serving on the council is welcome to attend meetings. For information about the council or to share your ideas about events for alums, contact any member of the council.



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