Jane Lalim ’95

Alumni and Administrator

Associate Director in Academic Support Center

Jane Lalim began working in the Academic Support Center at Gustavus Adolphus College in August of 2000 when it was known as the Advising Center and was co-located with the Counseling Center in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.  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 and shifted her graduate work to reflect that new direction.

At Gustavus, Jane enjoys educating students about effective study strategies and how to create their four-year major/minor plans.  She is the official academic advisor for a few students who are undecided about their majors.  Jane has maintained her annual membership with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) since 1998.

Supporting students on academic warning or probation status and partnering with faculty and Student Life administrators around students who may be struggling academically are particular areas of focus for Jane.  Outreach from Jane to support students because of flags raised in Starfish occurs nearly daily when classes are in session.

Personally, Jane enjoys travel with her husband, Tom, at every available opportunity to both foreign and domestic locals.  Jane's other hobbies include kayaking, spending time at the lake cabin, and watching movies or attending theatre, music, or sporting events.  A yellow Labrador Retriever named Sage keeps Jane and Tom very busy.

Education

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)