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Minnesota Association of Colleges and Employers.


Our dynamic organization includes colleges and employers. Our members acquire valuable skills and networking contacts through their participation in timely panel discussions and breakout sessions. MNACE has helped its members to thrive, as is evident in the excellent feedback received by current members.


Our Mission

  • To bring together educational and employment representatives who are involved in the career development and employment of college students and alumni.

  • To increase communication and interaction among members and provide a forum to share best practices and discuss common issues, trends, and concerns.

  • To promote and facilitate the personal and professional development of our members.

Member Benefits

  • Three meetings per year

  • Productive breakouts and programs

  • Free membership!

  • Strong networks and shared leadership for both employers and colleges

  • Membership directory of participating colleges and employers

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Board of Directors

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Chrissy Jensen
Vice Chair

Assistant Director of Career Counseling

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Chrissy has served as a career counselor in higher education for 12 years. Beginning her career at Hamline University, Chrissy now works for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Chrissy has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Chrissy has held various leadership roles within professional associations such as Minnesota College and University Career Services Association (MCUCSA) and the Career Development Network (CDN). Chrissy loves MN summers, enjoying the lakes, and getting outdoors to play with her daughter.

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Jason Agar

Talent Acquisition Partner
MSI Metro Sales Inc.

Jason joined MNACE volunteer in 2021 and recently became a member of the Board of Directors in 2023. Jason graduated from the Concordia University-St. Paul with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management in 2002 and Master's degree in Organizational Management in 2009. Jason is currently a talent acquisition partner at MSI Metro Sales Inc. where he works closely with the hiring managers and HR team to create and implement recruitment strategies. In his free time, Jason enjoys road biking, running, and spending time with family and friends.

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Shay Marlowe

Diversity Equity Inclusion Trainer

Minnesota Department of Human Services


Shay is a current DEI program trainer and a former diversity recruiter for MN-DHS. Partnering with nearly 100 programs and hiring managers, Shay works to increase the hiring and retention of people of color within Minnesota state government. Shay is the current chair of the Men of African Heritage ERG at DHS and a member of the governor’s special council for planning "Day of Service" as part of MLK Day 2024. When not representing government, Shay mentors local black youth as part of the 100 Black Men Twin Cities Chapter. Shay is also a mentor for the Doughtery Family College Professional (Student) Mentorship Program at Saint Thomas University.

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Beth Notch

Associate Director, Experience and Professional Development

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Beth has worked with students in a variety of education and coaching setting for over 12 years, including 6 years in higher education.  She especially enjoys helping students understand there is no "right way" of going through college or beginning a career, only "your way". Beth's professional path began with a master's degree in educational psychology and work in mental health counseling. She pivoted into career counseling and student development after homeschooling two amazing kids. Outside of work, Beth can be found enjoying the outdoors (hiking, gardening, or cross-country skiing), lost in a good book, or cooking something delicious.

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