Molly Kresl

Office of Student Life Coordinator


I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From a young age I was passionate about environmental and social change. I was involved in a local organization that did advocacy work around right for citizens with varying disabilities. I was also a counselor at a Day Camp for Children and Adult with disabilities. We would go to local k-12 schools and do presentations where we would educate folks about diversity and the beauty of differences!

I went to College at the University- Wisconsin Stevents Point (a community/campus VERY similar to Humboldt) where I started with a Social Work Degree. After changing my major 5 times from social work to sociology to education to special education, it was thanks to an amazing Academic Advisor that helped me find Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication! This major changed the trajectory of my life and helped me find my passion for Higher Education. 

After college I went on to Graduate School at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While in Florida, I worked at Nova Southeastern as the Graduate Assistant for Student Organization, and worked in the Leadership Office at Florida International University. I Graduated from NSU with a M.S in Student Affairs with an emphasis in Conflict Analysis & Resolution. 

I have been working at HSU since July of 2014. I started at the Clubs & Activities Coordinator and am now the Office of Student Life Coordinator. In my role as the Office of Student Life Coordinator, I oversee the Office of Student life and provide support to Y.E.S; S.J.E.I; Clubs; and Fraternity/Sorority Life. I am specifically in charge of Fraternity/Sorority Life; Student Organizations; Leadership Development; Outstanding Student Award, and Campus Programming.


"Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea"- Anonymous

"If you love a flower, dont pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about posessions. Love is about appreciation."- Osho

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better"- Maya Angelou

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow" -John Dewey

Areas of Interest: 

I am passionate about leadership development, navigating Organizational Change and Organizational Conflict, Mediation, and Facilitation. I volunteer locally and serve on the board for Humboldt Mediation Services where I serve as a community mediator. Navigating conflict is my passion!

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Institutional Programming Model (Chair General Programming Sub Committee); Campus Diologue on Race; Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Committee; Campus Events Working Group; Sexual Assualt Prevention Committee; New Student Orientation Program; Fraternity/Sorority Life Presidents Council; Outstanding Student Awards;CSU/UC/CCC cross california Collaborative committee
M.S. in Student Affairs Administration; Conflict Analysis & Resolution
B.S Interpersonal & Organizational Communication
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