Student Life Staff

The Student Life office 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

Leadership Team

Jeff VenekampJeff Venekamp

Director of Student Conduct

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 

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

 Director of Housing Operations

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

 Kally Jorgensen

 Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Kally serves as an Assistant Director of Student Engagement and works with Civic Engagement. Kally advises SALT, Viking Days and Union Board of Governors. 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


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

Maggie McMahon

Residence Hall Director

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


Katarina Alatis

Residence Hall Director

Katarina serves as the Residence Hall Director for Solberg 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 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.


Bianca Rojo 

Residence Hall Director

Bianca Rojo is the Residence Hall Director for Tuve Hall. Originally from Riverside, California, Bianca got her B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Spanish Studies from Concordia University Portland, and earned her M.S. degree in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University. Her top 5 strengths are: Restorative, Achiever, Includer, Responsibility, & Positivity.