Archive for Steve Kjellgren

B.A. Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College '86
Steven Kjellgren

Originally from International Falls, MN, I came to Gustavus in the fall of 1982, met my future wife Julie in the spring of 1983, married in 1985, and graduated together in the class of 1986. Following graduate studies in Industrial/Organizational Psych at the U of M and UW-Oshkosh, I entered the hospitality industry in various managerial capacities until returning to Gustavus in 1994 as the Dining Service Director.

Julie and I have 3 fantastic children, Matthew, Bethany, and Grace and a menagerie of family pets. I enjoy a wonderful extended family, many, many good friends, my work and co-workers at Gustavus, all athletics, the outdoors, and especially my shack in the woods of Northern Minnesota.
gardening, golf, good food, environmental concerns, mystery, and fantasy and adventure novels


Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes October 2015

Kitchen Cabinet October 12, 2015 Jeri Miller, Margo Druschel, George Elliott , Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Jana Elliott(SAVE), Kaitlyn Bicek(SAVE), Mark Hanson , Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Lindsay Rothschiller , JJ Akin, Andi Dickey, Erin Kuiper, Abby Nistler (Fair Trade) Fair Trade Margo and Abby discussed how Gustavus is working towards becoming a […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes September 2015

Kitchen Cabinet September 14, 2015 Jeri Miller, Margo Druschel, George Elliott , Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Kailey Holmes, Molly Yunkers, Jana Elliott, Kaitlyn Bicek, Jessica Braun, Mark Hanson , Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Lindsay Rothschiller Why we are here: Introductions of Cabinet Members and our purpose and what we would like to see […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes April 2015

Kitchen Cabinet April 13, 2015 Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Mark Hanson, Steve Kjellgren, Chuck Niederriter, Jim Dontje, Erin Kuiper, Margo Druschel, Judy Douglas, Danny Pavek , Sami Manick, Jessica Braun, Saskia Raether, Katie Feterl, Cameron Reischauer, George Elliott Dining Service Special Voluntary Retirement – Steve explained that many of the Dining Service staff will be […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes March 2015

Kitchen Cabinet March 9, 2015 Sami Manick, Danny Pavek(Greens), Cameron Reischauer(Greens), Sam Panzer(Student Senate), Jim Dontje, Judy Douglas, Mark Hanson, Erin Kuiper (Book Mart)Saskia Raether(Greens),Katie Feterl(Greens), Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Chuck Niederriter, Paul Matzke, Jessica Braun, George Elliott Take a professor to lunch – As this idea was not going to be pursued in Kitchen […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes February 2015

Kitchen Cabinet February 16, 2015 Margo Druschell,Saskia Raether, Paul Matzke, Lisa Heldke, Brian Konkol, Chuck Niederriter, Jessica Braun, Haley Nembers(Fair Trade), Marcia Bunde (religion professor), Megan Krause, Mark Hanson, Katie Federel (Greens), Sam Panzer (Student Senate), George Elliott, Steve Kjellgren, Sami Manick, Taylor Wicklund Fair Trade – Brian is currently championing the Fair Trade Initiative […]

Coke Grant Funding Opportunities for 2014-15!

September 2014 For Immediate Release – New funding opportunities for Gustavus students, staff and faculty: Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Funding – Application materials for the $20,000.00 annual educational/sustainability/health grant funding are now available. Funding is available for projects initiated by departments, programs, campus-wide initiatives or advocacy groups that focus on enhancing sustainability and community health. Priority […]

2013-2014 Gustavus/Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants!

The Kitchen Cabinet is pleased to announce the recipients of 2014?s Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants. The grant committee, along with partners from Coca-Cola congratulate the following initiatives: Power Assist Ride Share Bike Research – Research Grant to study feasibility of a shared bike program on campus and viability of adding electric assist for uphill return […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes: May, 2014

Kitchen Cabinet May 5, 2014 Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Jessica Burggraff, Margo Druschell , Meghan Krause, George Elliott, Molly Yunkers, Mark Hanson Meal Plan Accounts – A brief discussion on meal accounts and how they are used. Overall it seems as if meal plans do average out, some students run out […]


Kitchen Cabinet Video #1 – What’s in the Cupboard?

In which Dr. Lisa Heldke, Philosophy, and Steve Kjellgren, Dining Service Director, give an overview of some of the considerations we encounter in the dining program at Gustavus Adolphus College. Stay tuned for a conversation on the topics of Community and Service as two of Gustavus’ Core Values and also embedded deeply into the mission […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes March 2014

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes March 10, 2014 Laura Shilling, Mark Hanson, Lisa Heldke, Jessica Braun, Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Rebecca Hare, George Elliott, Jessica Burggraf, Paul Matzke, Meghan Krause MVAC Meeting – MVAC will be starting a food hub (connection between farmers and churches, business, etc.). This is a way to purchase local. […]