Ann Rivera is the new Student Activities coordinator
By Robin Besse, editor for the MSU Red & Green
Minot State University has become home to a number of new faces over the past few months. Perhaps the newest addition is Ann Rivera, the new Student Activities coordinator.
Rivera replaces former coordinator Tricia Wieser, who left Nov. 14 in order to pursue other interests. Rivera took over the position as of Jan. 2.
"I love it," she said. "It's a lot of fun. I really enjoy getting to know the students and working with the staff."
The new Student Activities coordinator said that she is originally from Baytown, Texas, but moved to Minot in 1993 due to her husband's involvement in the Air Force.
Rivera is also a MSU alumna, graduating in 2004 with a degree in social science.
"I really loved being a student here," she said. "It's exciting to come back and work with the people that I had as instructors."
Rivera said that she has been enjoying every part of her job so far.
"Every aspect of this job is fun and exciting," she said. "My favorite part is getting the chance to interact with students. I have a passion for young people and love helping them plan all of the different activities."
As far as goals and plans, Rivera said that she wants to come up with activities that encourage more interaction on campus.
"I want to bring faculty, staff and students together," she said. "I want to form more partnerships, and help the staff and faculty get to know students outside of the classrooms."
Rivera said that she is happy to be working at MSU, and is looking forward to the coming year.
"I'm really excited about the opportunity," she said. "It really is a dream come true to be back and working at MSU doing everything I love. I'm excited about the possibilities."