Admissions Representatives

Admissions at Ridgewater College

Meet Our Reps:


(320) 222-1151

Rooms 121-123

Student Center
Rooms 1xx -1xx


Both campuses:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Leah Kadelbach

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor -Willmar

Joined the Ridgewater family - August 2001

Degrees: A.A. Degree - Ridgewater College
B.S. - St. Cloud State University
M.S. - St. Cloud State University

Contact Information: (320) 222-5980 or

High Schools in Leah's Territory:

Yellow Medicine East, Litchfield and Benson.

Why students should attend Ridgewater:

Ridgewater is a great institution that opens doors to tons of opportunities for our graduates. Students can go anywhere from here whether it is into the workforce or transferring on to a 4-year university to continue their education. At Ridgewater, we offer a personalized experience for students because staff and faculty are concerned with students' needs and provide resources to lead them to success!

Jane Balicky

Jayne Balicky

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor -Willmar

Joined the Ridgewater family - August 2012

Degrees: B.A. - Coe College

M.A. - Bowling Green State University

Contact Information: (320) 222-5978 or

High Schools in Jayne's Territory:

New London-Spicer, KMS, MACCRAY and Renville County West.

Why students should attend Ridgewater:

All staff members at Ridgewater truly want to see students be successful, and the size of our campuses allows us to work closely with students to connect them to our resources. The instructors at Ridgewater are also passionate about their field and they make learning fun for students.

Michael Hanna

Michael Hanna

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor- Willmar

Joined the Ridgewater family - July 2015

Degrees: B.A. - Southwest Minnesota State University

Contact Information: (320) 222-5733 or

High Schools in Michael's Territory:

Albany, Annandale, Bertha-Hewitt, Browerville, Buffalo, Canby, Cedar Mountain, Central (NYA), Central MN Christian, Chanhassen, Chaska, Chokio-Alberta, Clinton-Gracevile-Beardsley, Comfrey, Dawson-Boyd, Delano, ECHO Charter, Edgerton, Foley, Fulda, Hancock, Holdingford, Jackson County Central, Jefferson (Alexandria), Kimball, Lac Qui Parle Valley, Lake Crystal-Wellcome, Lakeview, Long Prairie, Luverne, Mankato East, Mankato West, Maple Lake, Maple River, Marshall East ALC, Marshall, Martin County West, Mayer Lutheran, Melrose, Milaca, Minneota, Minnewaska, Montevideo, Mora, Morris, Mountain Lake, Murray County Central, Ortonville, Osakis, Pipestone, Red Rock Central, Redwood Valley, Rockford, Rocori, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Sartell, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sibley East, Sleepy Eye, Springfield, St Clair, St Mary's-Sleepy Eye, St James, Staples-Motley, Swanville, Tracy, United South Central, Verndale, Wabasso, Waconia, Wadena-Deer Creek, West Central Area, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Windom, Winsted Holy Trinity and Worthington.

Why students should attend Ridgewater:

Students should attend Ridgewater because it offers so many great opportunities for students. With a wide range of technical programs for individuals who prefer more of a hands-on program plus the ability to obtain a Liberal Arts degree which can transfer to a four-year program, Ridgewater offers what you need for success. Our instructors truly care about student success and are consistently available to help students in any way possible. Ridgewater is the perfect transition for high school students and career changers. It is also a great opportunity for students looking to continue their knowledge. Ridgewater is the place for you! Come check us out!

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Contact Gustavo Condezo

Gustavo Condezo

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Willmar

Joined the Ridgewater family - October 2016

Degrees: B.S.- Southwest Minnesota State University
M.S.- Southwest Minnesota State University

Contact Information: (320) 222-5979 or

High Schools in Gus' Territory:

Benson, ACGC, Buffalo Lake Hector, BOLD, Litchfield, Yellow Medicine East

Why students should attend Ridgewater:

Students should consider Ridgewater College for many of the same reasons why I enjoy working here. Ridgewater is a warm and inviting campus with excellent facilities, amazing academic programs, with faculty and staff that embrace the "student first" philosophy. From the moment that you step onto campus for a visit, to the day that you graduate, you will have felt welcomed, continually supported, and motivated to succeed.

Laurie Fiscella

Laurie Fiscella

AOS Outreach/Academic Advisor - Willmar and Hutchinson

Joined the Ridgewater family -January 2017

Degrees: B.A. - William Penn University
Master of Social Work: University of Iowa

Contact Information: 320-222-5264 or

What is AOS?

AOS is an acronym for Access, Opportunity, and Success.

The goal is to develop, evaluate, and coordinate services to serve underrepresented students.

Outreach, academic advising, and retention services are all part of an overall plan to support students' academic success.