Angela Mathers, director of student engagement at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, has been selected to participate in the 2015 United Way of Cass-Clay 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program.
Mathers joined M State in 2011 as director of student life for the Moorhead campus and in 2013 was hired as student engagement director, supervising student life staff on the college’s campuses in Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Wadena.
“My position gives me the chance to impact more students across the region by working with the directors of student life on all of our campuses,” Mathers said. “I enjoy the opportunity to connect with and get to know more students.”
Mathers recently spearheaded the creation of the Pulse Student Programming Board, a student-led group that plans, coordinates and carries out more than 30 student events on the Moorhead campus each semester.
“The goal is to give students the opportunity to gain real-life job experience by contacting agencies, working with their peers, working with budgets, setting up events … a whole host of job-related skills,” she said.
Mathers earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication and speech and her master’s degree in sociology from North Dakota State University.
35 Under 35 is a six-month program that focuses on leadership and giving back to the community. Her selection in the program was featured in the Fargo Forum.