Admissions, recruitment and enrollment team

Meet our entire admissions team!

Choosing a college, selecting a major, applying, understanding financial aid and everything else about attending college is exciting - but it can also feel challenging at times. M State has enrollment managers ready to help you through the entire process. Connect with us by phone, email or by scheduling an appointment. 

Not sure which M State campus is right for you? Call or text our Support Center at 877.450.3322!

For general questions, contact us by phone/text at 877.450.3322, or email at

Online students

M State offers more than 40 programs and majors that can be completed online. If you're considering enrolling as an online student, contact any of our enrollment managers to find out if online learning is right for you. You can also call or text the Support Center at 877.450.3322.

Live chat (Zoom Room) with our Admissions Enrollment Managers.

Monday - Friday from: 9am - 11am & 1pm - 3pm CST. 

Click HERE ---> Zoom

Our recruitment/enrollment managers

To schedule a visit or virtual presentation, please contact our enrollment managers nearest you. 

Detroit Lakes Campus

Sandy Torgusson

Sandy Torgusson

Enrollment Manager
Email:  Sandy Torgusson
Office: 218.846.3777; TEXT: 218-595-2085

Schedule an appointment with Sandy



Fergus Falls Campus

Jessica Sem

Jessica Sem

Enrollment Manager
Email:  Jessica Sem
Office: 218.736.1549; TEXT: 218-595-2110

Schedule an appointment with Jessica



Moorhead Campus

Carissa Engstrom

Carissa Engstrom

Enrollment Manager
Email:  Carissa Engstrom
Office: 218.299.6824; TEXT: 218-975-6453

Schedule an appointment with Carissa



Sally Gruver

Sally Gruver

Enrollment Manager
Email:  Sally Gruver
Office: 218.299.6539; TEXT: 218-695-0607

Schedule an appointment with Sally Gruver



Logan Schmidt

Logan Schmidt

Enrollment Manager
Email:  Logan Schmidt
Office: 218.299.6851; TEXT: 218-353-5066

Schedule an appointment with Logan



Wadena Campus

Shannon Britten

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Enrollment Manager
Email:  Shannon Britten
Office: 218.631.7818; TEXT: 218-255-9775

Schedule an appointment with Shannon



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Gilberto "Gil" Alvarado

Director of Admissions
Email:  Gil Alvarado
Office: 218.299.6556
Text: 305.330.9703

Schedule an appointment with Gil



Support Center and Processing Staff

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Lisa Olson m state logo




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Kim Imdieke





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 Krista Shaikoski m state logo









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