HBS Advising and Student Success Center

Contact Us

443 Centennial Hall
Phone:  (320) 308-3214
Email: busadvising@stcloudstate.edu
Website: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/hbs/advising/

Hours

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

HBS Advising and Student Success Center Staff

Gretchen Huwe, Director

Gretchen Huwe, Director

  • Gretchen serves as Director and Lead Academic Advisor in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center.  She specializes in Education Abroad, International Partnerships, Business Honors Program and Transfer Pathways.  Gretchen earned a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science from St. Cloud State University.  Gretchen has worked at SCSU since 1999 as Assistant Director of Admissions, Assistant Director of University Honors Program, MBA Director and now in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center.  She has a passion for travel and loves helping students fulfill their dream of studying abroad.  In her free time, Gretchen enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time exploring the world with her family.

    Phone: (320) 308-6523
    Email: gdhuwe@stcloudstate.edu

    If Gretchen is your assigned advisor, click here to schedule an appointment.

Leah Klimek, Assistant Director

Leah Klimek, Assistant Director

  • Leah Klimek works as the Assistant Director in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the College of Saint Benedict and went on to complete her Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development here at SCSU in 2007. She has been in the Minnstate system for almost 16 years in various roles such as TRIO, Records, and Advising. Leah’s favorite part about working with students is in those little “lightbulb” moments when they realize how and why they are doing what they are doing and those moments when students come back and see how everything worked out full-circle. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family/friends and volunteering at her church. She also enjoys playing a good game of sand volleyball, going for walks, or partaking in fitness classes.

    Phone: (320) 308-0035
    Email: leah.klimek@stcloudstate.edu

Michelle Walz, Office Manager

Academic Advisors

Annie Babcock

Annie Babcock

  • Annie serves as an academic advisor in the Business Advising Center. She earned her Master degree in Higher Education Administration at St. Cloud State University and her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Annie has worked in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center since 2016 and her favorite part of advising is meeting new students each year and learning about their goals and interests.  In her free time, Annie enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her dog, Ernie.

    Phone: (320) 308-3994
    Email: annie.babcock@stcloudstate.edu

    If Annie is your assigned advisor, click here to schedule an appointment.

Sara

  • Sara serves as an academic advisor in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center. 

    Phone: (320) 308-3214

    If Sara is your assigned advisor, click here to schedule an appointment.

Peer Advisors

Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah

  • Muhammad Abdullah is a peer advisor at the HBS Advising and Student Success Center. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he holds the position of President in the Entrepreneurship Club, striving to introduce innovative initiatives for students at St. Cloud State University. Engaged in Social Entrepreneurship, Abdullah spearheads meaningful projects as the Founder and President of the Khalil Foundation, which has successfully raised over 32K USD for various endeavors. Committed to aiding students in their educational and career journeys, he fulfills the role of Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Pharos Education. In his free time, Abdullah loves to read self-improvement books and plays soccer.

Madison Bentley

Madison Bentley

  • Madison is a peer advisor in the HBS Advising and Student Success Center. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance. She also works as a lifeguard and teaches swimming lessons. Her favorite thing about advising is helping her peers succeed. In her free time, she loves to go shopping, get coffee, and hangout with her friends.