Angela Erickson ’01

Alumni and Administrator

Assistant Director, Programs and Engagement in Advancement

Born and raised in Glenwood, MN and a 2001 graduate of Gustavus, Angela has been passionately committed to higher education in the liberal arts tradition throughout her career.  After graduation, she continued her education to pursue her dream of becoming a college professor and was fortunate to teach college-level Spanish at San Diego State University while enrolled as a graduate student.  In 2004, she moved back to her native Minnesota and became a member of the faculty at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University.  While there, her passion for the liberal arts coupled with her strong commitment to student success and serving as an agent for change in higher education led her down a path to pursue a second advanced degree in administration, with the long-term goal of transitioning out of the classroom and becoming a college administrator.  After over 13 years in the classroom and in hybrid faculty/administrative roles, she was presented with the opportunity to serve her alma mater in the Office of Admission.  She had always hoped to return to Gustavus in order to give back to the place she feels is 'home' and that which contributed so significantly to her life and career.  After two years in the Admission Office, she transitioned to the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement as the lead for programs and engagement.  Angela is a "Gustie for Life" and believes wholeheartedly in the mission of the College; she is inspred by all the ways her fellow Gusties contribute to the lives of those around them and looks forward to continuing to develop programming that connects alumni to one another, to their local communities, and to Gustavus.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her two children and family, playing tennis, skiing, gardening, cooking and baking, watching sporting events, keeping current on news and politics, and staying involved in her community.

Education

BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (Spanish); MA, San Diego State University (Spanish); MS, Saint Cloud State University (Higher Education Administration)