Lauren Matushin

headshot of Lauren Matushin smiling outside in front of leaves
Student Services Coordinator
305 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Contact me for help with:

Academic Program Administration (Plant Science, Food Systems, MPS in Horticulture)

  • Permission numbers
  • Questions about classes and majors
  • Course scheduling & approvals
  • Class logistics (field trip bus rental, course fees, textbooks, course evaluations, etc.)

Student recognition / retention / recruitment

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Departmental graduate fellowships
  • Course and program surveys

Faculty reporting

  • MAES reporting
  • Faculty promotion & tenure
  • Faculty annual review
  • Departmental space use audit


Lauren received her B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2015, with an emphasis on communication theory, mass media, and mass media representation. She applies this background to streamlining administrative processes and establishing clear communicative methods, as well as using her experience in mass media representation analysis to inform topics of outreach and engagement.

Since 2015, Lauren has coordinated the degree programs of the Department of Horticultural Science, including the Plant Science B.S., the Food Systems B.S., the Horticulture Minor, the Food Systems Minor, and the Masters of Professional Studies in Horticulture. Her work focuses on the streamlining and management of all degree requirements and coursework, coordination of specialty student programs, and administration of student scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Lauren coordinates all departmental courses, both undergraduate and graduate. If you have questions about a course offered through the Department of Horticultural Science, contact Lauren for more information.