Shanon NowellStaff

Executive Assistant to the Provost in Provost's Office

I’ve been at Gustavus since 2006, working collaboratively with the Provost and Deans in the leadership and administration of academic areas of the College. Although I like nearly all aspects of my job, I most enjoy working on faculty searches and coordinating the third year review and tenure processes; no coincidence, this is also some of the most important work I do.

Off campus, I have proudly served on the Saint Peter City Council since 2019 and am currently serving my second term as Mayor. I am passionate about our amazing small city and am proud that city/college relations are strong.

Of course, my favorite job is as mom to my sons. We are a proud geeky family who love board games, science fiction, and fantasy. We also bond around the love of our four-legged family members--three wild and wonderful cats (Poptart, Willow, and BunBun).

Achiever │ Consistency │ Connectedness │ Context │ Strategic

Professional Interests
Stakeholder engagement │ Recruiting │ Event planning │ Problem solving │ Diversity and inclusion │ Project management │ Strategic prioritization


B.A. in Theatre Arts, North Dakota State University.