NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Student Life

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Student Life Staff




   Laura Goldsmith Nikolas
   Interim Director of Student Life
   lnikolas@nhcc.edu   763-424-0803 

  • Leadership/direction/supervision of Student Life, Rec Sports, Campus Center and Food Service programs and personnel
  • Assessment
  • Advises Student Senate
  • Oversees Student Life fee allocation process and budgets
  • Food Service liaison and convenes Food Service Committee
  • Student programming
  • Coordinates student recognition programs





   Tarsha Davis
   Interim Associate Director of Student Life   

  • Works with student clubs and organizations as well as advisors
  • Student programming
  • Oversees publicity and marketing for student events
  • Manages and coordinates student development and leadership opportunities
  • Supervises Student Life work study staff
  • Assists in planning commencement
  • Works intentionally to collaborate with other departments, such as the Diversity & Equity Office




   Kevin Manson
   Recreational Sports Coordinator

  • Runs co-ed intramural and rec sports programs
  • Supervises Rec Sports work study staff
  • Manages operations of campus ropes course
  • Monitors weight room and gym operation
  • Oversees Rec Sports marketing





   Cathy Davis
   Student Life Assistant
   email TBD

  • Student Life Office Manager
  • Provides administrative support to department
  • General questions and assistance (first point of contact)
  • Campus Center tabling and room reservations
  • Assists with student programming and Student Life major events (Commencement, Recognition dinner)





   Nicole DeDeyn
   Student Life/Rec Sports Assistant

  • Maintains HWC lockers
  • Assists in supervising open gym and weight room
  • Coordinators Hockey program
  • Maintains soccer and softball fields (paint, stripping, chalk, inventory)
  • Assists with special events held in the gym
  • Additionally all duties listed above under "Student Life Assistant"  



Contact Information

Map of Fine Arts Center

Art Exhibits
Will Agar 
Phone: 763-424-0779

Choral Concerts
Karla Miller 
Phone: 763-424-0792

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts
David Mantini
Phone: 763-488-0494

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts
Jonas Westover
Phone: 763-424-0977

Theatre Productions
Alexandra Gould
Phone: 763-493-0559

Mike Ricci
Phone: 763-493-0543

Dean of Fine Arts
Jane Wilson

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Clausen