As director of neighborhood relations 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 board of 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."