As neighborhood relations program director for the University of St. Thomas, Amy Gage serves as a voice for homeowners and renters who live near the St. Paul campus and as a resource for student-renters in the neighborhood.
"Positive" and "proactive" are her watchwords for neighborhoods relations. And she is an active neighbor herself:
- Amy and her husband, David Studer, moved to Merriam Park in September 2013 after raising their two sons in Northfield.
- She co-chairs the West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee (WSNAC), serves on the boards of the Midway Chamber of Commerce and Union Park District Council, and was selected to participate in the Leadership Saint Paul program in 2016.
- She earned a certificate in town-gown relations in 2015 from the International Town & Gown Association and a graduate certificate in business communication in 2017 from the Opus College of Business at St. Thomas.
- In October 2017 she completed Campus Restorative Justice Across Student Affairs, a training program through the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Amy was director of marketing and communications at St. Catherine University (2007-14) and at St. Olaf College (2001-07) in Northfield, Minn. Prior to her career in higher education, she was an award-winning columnist on women and work at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press; a senior editor at several Twin Cities magazines; and editor of the Northfield News. She writes a blog on women at midlife called "The Middle Stages."