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Jeff Allen

Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Travel: Eight of the Best Fall and Spring Tours

Weyerhaeuser Hall

He, Him, His


Why I chose Admissions and Financial Aid
I followed the advice of a faculty mentor and applied for a job in admissions.  What I didn’t realize then, and what keeps me engaged now, is that we who work in Admissions and Financial Aid bring to this work what so many other educators bring to theirs: a belief in young people, in who they are and what they can accomplish. It’s a privilege to be a part, however small, of a student’s journey from high school to college and beyond. 

Community Involvement
Early in my career at Mac, I served on Macalester’s Staff Advisory Council. I also co-chaired the Minnesota Association for College Admissions Counseling’s Government Relations Committee. More recently, I served on the leadership cycle for the College Board’s Midwest Regional Council. 

Favorite time of the year at Mac
Favorite time is the noon hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when members of the Mac and Twin Cities communities assemble on center court to mimic the greats: play basketball and build community in the Mac N.B.A.—noontime basketball association. 

Love about the Twin Cities
Music, theater, running trails, Lynx and Timberwolves, food (so much food!), neighborhoods, communities, and that Mac is in the middle of everything.


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