Michael VanDrehle

Michael VanDrehle, Director of Alumni Relations

Office Phone: (507) 537-6257

Office Fax: (507) 537-6426

Email: Michael.VanDrehle@smsu.edu


Mike joined the Alumni Association as director January 3rd, 2012. He is a 2008 Southwest Minnesota State University graduate with Business Administration - Management & Marketing degrees.  He came back as a graduate assistant (GA) and worked in the Alumni office while he completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in leadership and team management.  Mike is a member of My Marshall, a board member of the Marshall Area Young Professionals & SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), a graduate of the Marshall Leadership Academy in 2012 as well as a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program in 2013.  Michael has also been a member of CASE (Counsel And Support of Education) since 2008.


Mike lives in Marshall and enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, skiing, wakeboarding and attending SMSU athletic events.

Stacy Frost

Stacy Frost, Director of Development

Office Phone: (507) 537-6483

Email: Stacy.Frost@smsu.edu


Stacy and her husband Neil graduated from SMSU in May 1993, were married in Marshall in December 1993, and returned to Marshall in 2005, after 12 years in Lakeville, MN. Stacy has been at SMSU since 2005, in the role of Director of Annual Giving, in the SMSU Foundation. She now serves as the Director of Development. She earned a master's degree in leadership from Augsburg College, in Minneapolis, and is currently a doctoral candidate at St. Cloud State University. Prior to returning to SMSU, Stacy was a hotel sales manager and later served as Director of Youth Ministry at Easter Lutheran Church, in Eagan, MN, a congregation of over 4,700 members. She and Neil have two sons, Landon and Salem.  


Emily Hofmann, Assistant to the Director of Alumni

Office Phone: (507) 537-6149

Email: Emily.Hofmann@my.smsu.edu


Emily Hofmann joined the Alumni Association as a Graduate Assistant in August 2019. She is a 2019 Southwest Minnesota State University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, with a concentration in Sport Management. She took up a minor in Marketing. Currently, Emily is pursuing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at SMSU. Emily is from Adel, IA and currently resides in Marshall. Emily enjoys spending her time coaching soccer and spending time with her friends and family. 

Erik Vogel

Erik Vogel, Director of Annual Giving

Office Phone: (507) 537-6147

Email: Erik.Vogel@smsu.edu


Erik is a native of Prairie du Chien, WI and graduated from McPherson College in McPherson, KS with degrees in Accounting and Business Management. After graduation, Erik worked for four years as Director of Development for McPherson College. He also has 10 years of work experience in private industry in the areas of accounting, sales and marketing, personnel, and IT. Erik is married to Danielle and they have three children: Caleb, Naomi and Rowen.


Jessica Anderson, Director of Stewardship & Advancement Services

Office Phone: (507) 537-6567

Email: Jessica.Anderson@smsu.edu

Jessica joined the Advancement team in February of 2016. She is a 2007 Southwest Minnesota State University graduate with a degree in Marketing. After graduation, Jessica worked in the finance industry, holding roles in marketing, sales and system security. She made her way back to SMSU when she joined the Admissions team in September of 2013. Jessica lives in Marshall with her three children, Autum, Piper and Elliot.

Kassi Tietz, Office & Admin Specialist Sr.

Office Phone: (507) 537-6266

Email: Kassi.Tietz@smsu.edu


Kassi joined the Advancement team in July of 2018. She is a 2014 Southwest Minnesota State University graduate with a degree in Marketing. After graduation, Kassi worked at US Bank Corp before returning to SMSU when she joined the Admissions team in May 2017. Kassi lives in Marshall with her husband Luke and their daughter Quinn.

The Alumni Association is housed along with the SMSU Foundation on the second floor in Founders Hall (formerly Administrative Services Building).  The office is open during regular business hours, 8:00-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and during special events.