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Business study often involves determining the best of many excellent options. When you find yourself at that place, or you just want to keep on top of your curriculum, an Undergraduate Business Programs business advisor is a great resource.
Along with your faculty advisor, advisors provide information about the business major and concentrations, and help with scheduling, registration, and graduation issues—and for facilitating the relationships among faculty, students and the broader community that create the context of success.
You can keep up-to-date with everything happening in the College of Business by visiting the Tommie Business Blog.
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Undergraduate Business Programs
128 McNeely Hall
Mon–Thur, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jean Gabler has been working at the University of St. Thomas in the undergraduate business program since October, 1991. In her current capacity as assistant director, Gabler develops and maintains the class schedule and advises students in the evening program. She also meets with all students who have interrupted their studies and are returning to UST to complete their business major or who want to add an additional concentration in business to their transcript. Gabler lives in the neighborhood, is an avid Minnesota Twins fan and also does theater reviews for the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Emily Straker-Barak joined the undergraduate business program staff in September 2012. She earned her master’s degree in student affairs administration from Michigan State University and bachelor’s degree in design management from Arizona State University. While at MSU, Straker-Barak worked with the Department of Residence Life and served as a research assistant for the National Peer Educator Study. Prior to starting at St. Thomas, Straker-Barak worked as a living center director at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys spinning, scrapbooking and spending time with family. Emily Straker-Barak advises students with last names beginning L-Q.
Jesse Langer joined the undergraduate business program staff in August 2006. Before coming to St. Thomas, Langer served as an academic advisor in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York. He has a master’s degree in higher education from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in speech-communication from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, Langer is an avid runner and enjoys time at the gym. He also serves as a hockey official with USA Hockey. Jesse Langer advises students with last names beginning R-Z.
Joanie Kyllo came to UST in September 2006 from a position in residence life at North Dakota State University. Prior to that she was an academic advisor at Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN, and before that a career counselor with the Minnesota Workforce Center in Moorhead. Joanie completed her master's degree in counseling and student affairs at Minnesota State University, Moorehead. Kyllo has one daughter and enjoys movies and games in her free time. Joanie Kyllo advises students with last names beginning A-E.
Betsy Lofgren started at UST in October of 1998 and has worked with faculty and student services. Her master’s degree in human resource development is from UST, with a particular interest in career development, and her bachelor’s degree in international relations is from the University of Minnesota. Lofgren volunteers at Theatre in the Round and the Humane Society. Betsy Lofgren advises students with last names beginning F-K.