Office of Student and Resident Affairs

Student Affairs is a good place to start if you have a question and aren't certain where to go for an answer, or if you just need to get away for a minute and grab a piece of candy!

Stop by and see us in 15-106 Moos Tower M-F 7:45 am - 4:30 pm.

Office of Student and Resident Affairs Team

Sara Johnson, Director, Office of Student AffairsSara N. Johnson
Assistant Dean for Student and Resident Affairs
612.624.6960
john6461@umn.edu

Sara answers your questions regarding academic and career counseling, academic support or tutoring, student groups, and SOD policies and procedures.
Sara also serves as the School of Dentistry student mental health advocate. She is available to answer questions from students, faculty and staff about campus mental health offices and to discuss sensitive, confidential concerns with the goal of connecting students to appropriate resources.

portrait of Josette FontanaJosette Fontana
Graduate Programs and Academic Services Specialist
612.625.4959
jfontana@umn.edu

Josette is your contact for questions related to CoursEval and SOD advanced education and graduate degree programs.

portrait of M. PatrowMallory Patrow
Academic Services Coordinator
612.625.6924
patro007@umn.edu

Mallory is your resource for immunization compliance questions, letters to verify enrollment and graduation, the accreditation 2020 process and the global exchange program.

A.SuehleAli J. Suehle
Program Associate
612.625.0927
ajsuehle@umn.edu

Ali is your contact for questions related to School of Dentistry programs and events, expense reimbursements, and website updates.

Kari Volkmann-CarlsenKari Volkmann-Carlsen 
Student Support Services Associate
612.625.8947
volk0084@umn.edu

Kari is your resource for questions pertaining to careers and job searching, planned absences and selectives, cost of attendance, scholarships, financial planning, and lockers.

We inspire and encourage students to be excellent. Office of Student and Resident Affairs mission statement printed in maroon text against a bright gold background.