The Team

Mr. Nigel Long

Nigel Long
Interim Dean of Students and
Associate Vice President of Student Life
327 Alumni Hall

Nigel is originally from the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area where he attended Bowie State University for his Bachelor's degree in Organizational and Industrial Psychology. He also holds an MBA degree with a focus on Operations Management. Nigel has been in the State of Pennsylvania for the past few years and joins us from Drexel University. He has been a leader in the Higher Education industry for over 10 years and has a deep passion and dedication to Student Success and Development. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, sports and outdoor activities.

Frank Crofchick

Community Conduct Officer &
Service Coordinator
326 Alumni Hall

Frank is originally from the small town of Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania. He attended College at Kutztown University and received a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degree. Frank worked 10 years within their Residence Life Program and was previously the Residence Coordinator for Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services. He became the Community Conduct Officer at Mansfield University in June of 2013. 

Andee Dunham

Andee Dunham
Associate Director for Student Transition
323 Alumni Hall

Andee is a native of Tioga County and a Mansfield University alumnus. She has been a member of the Mansfield University community since February 2009. She has a passion for event planning which has been the catalyst for her creativity and commitment within Student Affairs. In June of 2012, Andee was appointed as the Associate Director for Student Life – Student Transition.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. In her free time she enjoys doing outside activities.

Ruth Hermansen

Associate Director for Student Retention
325 Alumni Hall

In fall of 2015, Ruth entered her fourth academic year within the division of Student Life. She has been working at MU for 17 years overall and previously held a position in the department of Athletics. A Mercyhurst College (now University) Lakers alum, Ruth became a Mansfield University Mountaineer alum with a Master's in Organizational Leadership.  She was the first generation to attend college, and played basketball for the Division II Lakers near hometown of Wattsburg, PA. Ruth treasures time spent with family - husband Gary, Cody (10), & Andy (8). She also rejoices in fitness activities, running in particular – having completed three half-marathons and one full-marathon. She also avidly spends time involved in the local YMCA, and volunteers with the DCNR & US Army Corps of Engineers with projects comprising of fitness and environmental passions. Clifton Strengths Finder Signature Themes: Harmony, Deliberative, Responsibility, Consistency, and Adaptability.

Courtney Hull

Campus Ministry
Catholic Campus Minister
112 Pinecrest Manor

Mrs.Courtney Hull, Certified Campus Minister, has been a part of the Mansfield family since 2001. Courtney's journey in ministry began as an undergraduate at St. Bonaventure University (SBU), a Catholic, Franciscan college in western New York state. While at St. Bonaventure, Courtney studied biology and theology and was active in campus ministry. Her service work at a student run soup kitchen, with children and also as an RA at SBU, led her to Philadelphia where she spent two years as a full-time volunteer at an inner-city soup kitchen called St.Francis Inn. In May of 2008, Courtney earned a second degree from St.Bonaventure so she holds a B.S. in Biology/Theology & an M.A. in Franciscan Studies. Courtney loves to laugh and talk with students about anything and everything. She also enjoys reading and spending time with family, friends, her husband Patrick, her dog Finnegan and her cat Elvis.

Jacquelyn Johnson

Associate Director
Student Services Coordinator
210 Memorial Hall 570-662-4969

"Jackie" began her career at Mansfield University in 1987 within the Office of Admissions. Having spent many years recruiting students and eventually serving as the Associate Director, she has spent the past 10 years on the Sayre campus as the Student Services Coordinator. In Fall 2014, Jackie joined the Office of Student Retention and Student Life on the Mansfield campus, where she now works with student retention efforts. She enjoys working directly with students in helping them to become successful.

A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Jackie's background in English and journalism gave her the tools to become an effective communicator in her passion for working with young adults in higher education. In her spare time and as a proud mother of her two, (her own young adults) Zach and Paige, she cherishes spending time with her family, and also enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking and living a healthy lifestyle. Her favorite times are spent on the beach, with sand between her toes!

Mary Beth Kollar

Mary Beth Kollar
Director of Greek Life
319 Alumni Hall Student Center

Mary Beth is originally from the Binghamton, NY area.She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, with certification in both Elementary Education and Special Education from Lock Haven University.While working full-time at Elmira College, Mary Beth obtained her Master of Science Degree in Education: Corporate &Community Education.

Mary Beth has served Mansfield and her students/alumni in many different capacities over the past 32 years. Her greatest joys are still the daily interactions with students.They keep her young, and she tries to help them stay grounded.Mary Beth comes from a family of Mansfieldians. Her husband (Frank) retired from Mansfield University after 38 years as a faculty member, and all 3 of their daughters (Carolyn, Kathy &Chelsea) are Mansfield graduates. Mary Beth enjoys antiquing, gardening, camping and spending as much time as possible with her grand-children (Gabriella &Jameson).

Donna Miner

Donna Miner 4
Administrative Assistant
327B Alumni Hall

Donna currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Student Life Office. With over 20 years experience at Mansfield University, she has had the opportunity to work in several departments across campus and has gained valuable knowledge and skills throughout the years. Donna is a graduate of Yough High School and attended Business Careers Institute in Greensburg, PA. Formerly from the Pittsburgh area, she lives in Mansfield with her husband, Steve and their three dogs.  Hobbies include downtime with her poochies, spending time with family, and riding ATV's.

Steve Plesac

Steve Plesac
Student Activities & Programming
111 Pinecrest Manor

Steve is originally from the Buffalo, NY area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Peace Studies from D'Youville College (Buffalo, NY) and a Master of Science Degree in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College. His career path in Higher Education Administration has taken him to a Community College, a Private Catholic Franciscan University, and now a Premier Public Liberal Arts University. It has been a good journey and a very rewarding one for him in being a part of Student Life professional teams contributing to our student's overall success and growth outside the academic classroom intellectually, socially, culturally, physically, and spiritually.

He enjoys family time, travel, professional, college, &amateur sports, hockey, skiing, biking, hiking, fitness workouts, swimming, camping, boating, fishing, reading, history, music, arts &entertainment, dogs &cats, and volunteering. His favorite sport is ice hockey which he played competitively for many years. He currently serve as an off ice official for the Elmira Jackals Professional Hockey Team.

Professional memberships: Association of Entertainment Professionals Worldwide (AEP) Association of Professional Campus Activities (APCA), and the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA).

A few of the major music artists he has presented include Bob Dylan, Crosby &Nash, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, LIVE, Everclear, 10,000 Maniacs, Barenaked Ladies, The Tragically Hip, REO Speedwagon, Dierks Bentley, Jay Sean, Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz, The Band Perry, All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Brantley Gilbert, Anne Murray, Loretta Lynn, Thompson Square, Kip Moore, and major comedians: Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carey, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Lewis Black, Craig Robinson, Ron White, and Hannibal Buress.