Steve Kjellgren ’86

Alumni and Administrator

Director of Dining Service and Book Mark in Dining Service and Book Mark

Originally from International Falls, MN, I came to Gustavus in the fall of 1982, met my future wife Julie in the spring of 1983, married in 1985, and graduated together in the class of 1986. Following graduate studies in Industrial/Organizational Psych at the U of M and UW-Oshkosh, I entered the hospitality industry in various managerial capacities until returning to Gustavus in 1994 as the Dining Service Director.  In 2002, I added oversight of Gustavus Summer Programs/Conferences/Camps to my service to the college, and in 2011, management responsibilities for the the Book Mark.

Julie and I have 3 wonderful and unique children, Matthew, Bethany, and Grace and a menagerie of family pets.  I enjoy my supportive extended family, many, many good friends, my work and co-workers at Gustavus, all athletics, the outdoors, and especially my shack in the woods of Northern Minnesota.

Education

B.A. Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College '86 Psychology Graduate Studies - University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh