Meet the Staff

The Center for Campus Life is located in the Edith Mortensen Center, suite 119, just off of Student Street in the Morrison Commons. Our office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Feel free to call 605.274.5215 or email us at with general questions or concerns. Or, feel free to contact any of the staff below with specific needs.

Corey KoppCorey Kopp

Director of Campus Life

Corey serves as the Director of Campus Life and is responsible for overall leadership of the Campus Life Program. Corey has worked in housing and residential education at Augustana since 2007. Corey holds a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University and an M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Western Washington University.


Jeff VenekampJeff Venekamp

Senior Associate Director of Campus Life

Jeff serves as the Senior Associate Director of Campus Life and is responsible for oversight and leadership of First-Year Programs, Welcome Week, Volunteer Programs, and Student Engagement (clubs, organizations, and activities). Jeff has worked with student activities, orientation, and event management for the past 10 years at Augustana. Jeff holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from South Dakota State University.


Whitney BrownWhitney Brown

Associate Director of Campus Life

Whitney serves as the Associate Director of Campus Life and is responsible for oversight and leadership of Housing processes and logistics, as well as the residential education program for all upperclassmen (Residence Halls, Theme Houses, and Apartments). Whitney has worked in upperclassmen programming and housing operations for 5 years. Whitney holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Social Work from the University of South Florida and an M.S. in College Student Affairs and Conflict Resolution from Nova Souteastern University.


Michelle HarveyMichelle Harvey

Assistant Director of Campus Life (Student Engagement)

Michelle serves as an Assistant Director of Campus Life. Michelle works very closely with student engagement and activities, including UBG, Welcome Week, and Volunteer Programs. Michelle holds a B.A. in English Writing and Mathematics from Morningside College and an M.A. in College Student Development with a concentration in Student Affairs from Appalachian State University.

Courtney Ballard

Graduate Assistant (Housing)

Courtney serves as the Graduate Assistant for Housing, working with students across campus on room assignments, maintenance needs and housing processes. Courtney also coordinates Augustana's Neighborhood Programs for students who live off campus. Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology/ Philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls and is currently working on her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health at South Dakota State University.

Brandi Schmitt

Graduate Assistant (Student Engagement)

Brandi will begin her work as the Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement on August 1, 2016, assising with UBG events and all things programming. For information prior to August 1st, please contact the Center for Campus Life at 605.274.5215 or

Tatjana DamjanovicTatjana Damjanovic

Campus Life Secretary

Tatjana has been the face and voice of the Campus Life suite since January 2010. Tatjana serves as support staff for Residential Education, Student Engagement, Housing, Welcome Week, First-Year Programs, Volunteer Programs, and Multicultural Programs.


Residence Hall Leadership

The following members of the Campus Life team are professional staff who reside in each of our residential communities and manage daily operations, supervise Viking Guide (VG) and Viking Advisor (VA) staffs, and serve as on-call emergency contacts for our campus community. Assistant Director areas of additional focus are indicated in parentheses after name and title.

Amanda MarburgerAmanda Marburger

Assistant Director of Campus Life (First Year Programs)
Bergsaker Hall


Michelle Lisack

Assistant Director of Campus Life
Solberg Hall

Julia PriceJulia Price

Assistant Director of Campus Life (Staff Development)
Granskou Hall


Nicolas Steilen

Residence Hall Director
East Hall


Cali DiOrio-Saye

Assistant Director of Campus Life (Community Development)
Stavig Hall


Jacee McLellan

Residence Hall Director

Tuve Hall