Meet the Team
M State partners with Lakes Country Service Cooperative (LCSC) and various education, business and community entities to meet the objectives of Perkins V.
Director of Career and College Readiness
Troy Haugen currently serves as Career & Technical Education coordinator and the coordinator of the Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative at Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls. In these roles, Troy administers the Carl Perkins grant for 26 school districts in west central Minnesota and coordinates the efforts of a collaborative of eight school districts, five county agencies, the community action agency, and multiple heath care and other nonprofits as they work to create an equitable, seamless web of services for our families. Troy is a licensed teacher, school principal and superintendent with more than 20 years of experience in education. Troy also serves as an adjunct instructor of graduate education. He has a special interest in teacher licensure, alternative pathways to licensure, education policy, rural education and equity in education. Troy, his wife, Tiffany, and four children (daughters Ella and Grace and twin sons Evan and Benjamin) live near Rollag on the farm that has been in his family for four generations.
Dean of Academic Support and partnerships
As M State's dean of academic support and partnerships, Angela Mathers provides leadership for the libraries, Spartan Centers and K12 collaborative partnerships. She joined M State in 2011 as the director of student life and subsequently served as director of student engagement, dean of academic quality and support, and dean of academic support and inclusion. Most recently, she has taken on oversight of the K12 team.
Mathers earned her bachelor's degree in Mass and Speech Communication and master's degree in Sociology, both from North Dakota State University. While at NDSU, she kindled a passion for social justice and civic engagement, serving as the graduate assistant for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach from 2008-2010.
Prior to joining M State, she served as an area representative with ASSE International Student Exchange and as the community development director at THE GOD'S CHILD Project. Mathers is an alum of the United Way's 35 under 35 Leadership Program, the NEW Leadership Development Institute, a 2015 recipient of M State's Distinguished Achievement Award and a 2009 recipient of NDSU's Tapestry for Diverse Talents award.
She serves as secretary on the Fargo-Moorhead Jeremiah Program Board of Trustees and has mentored her Little Sister through the Village's Big Brothers, Big Sisters program for the last seven years. Mathers is an avid CrossFit enthusiast and enjoys camping, yoga and spending time with daughter Ellie, partner Michael and the family dog, Winston.
K12 Collaboration Manager
Megan manages M State's K12 division, including the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) and eCampus in the High School (eCHS). Megan is the point of contact for day-to-day operations including student appeals and waivers. Contact Megan for general information about M State's Concurrent Enrollment Program, or schedule a time for her to come to your high school to present information on K12 programs to teachers, counselors, administration and/or students and parents.
Dual Credit Academic Advisor/K12 Success Coach
Erin is part of the K12 division serving high school partners in both the Concurrent Enrollment Program and eCampus in the High School programs. Erin works with the student admission and assessment process and provides academic, career and transfer advising. She also maintains all of the programs' data and reports. Contact Erin for questions about the application process, assessment testing, student eligibility, appeals, waivers and AA degree planning.
Tom has been a Counselor at M State for many years. He works with students in the areas of career, personal, and academic counseling. He's a proponent of helping students achieve their goal of a college education and works with students on an individual basis along with offering various group workshops on a variety of topics. He also serves as a mentor as part of the Concurrent Enrollment Program and is willing to visit area high schools to assist with career exploration with the students.