Jane Lalim ’95

Alumni and Administrator

Associate Director, Academic Support Center in Center for Academic Resources

Jane Lalim began working in what's now called the Academic Support Center at Gustavus Adolphus College in August of 2000 as an academic counselor.  Prior to joining the administration at Gustavus, Jane served as the Interim Director of the Learning Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Jane started her professional career as a kindergarten teacher, but after having the opportunity to supervise some student teachers, she quickly realized that working with college-age students was her calling.

At Gustavus, Jane enjoys mentoring students in a variety of programs in collaboration with the Student Life division, serving as the academic advisor to several students who are undecided about their majors, and educating students about effective study strategies.

Personally, Jane enjoys both foreign and domestic travel with her husband Tom at every available opportunity.  Jane's other hobbies include kayaking, spending time at the cabin,  and caring for Taffy, their yellow Labrador Retriever.

In addition to keeping her K-9 grade teaching licenses current, Jane has maintained her annual membership with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) since 1998.


B.A. in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College (1995); M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Minnesota State University, Mankato (1999); M.S. in Counseling and Student Personnel: College Student Affairs from Minnesota State University, Mankato (2000)