Women's Center

Contact Information and Staff


Academic year hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30. p.m., Monday-Friday
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday

Mailing address

Women's Center
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

E-mail address: womenscenter@stcloudstate.edu
Phone number: (320) 308-4958
Fax number: (320) 308-6408



Jane Olsen


Jane Olsen has been the Director of the SCSU Women's Center since its founding in 1989. She has more than 31 years of administrative, programmatic, activist and advocacy experience in women's organizations in both Minnesota and Illinois. Olsen holds a master's degree and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Springfield (formerly Sangamon State University). Her position includes responsibility for the overall program and administration, as well as budgeting, staffing, services and programming functions at the Women's Center. Olsen is a member of the National Women's Studies Association, including active participation in the national Women's Center Committee. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Women's Consortium from 2007 to 2013, and continues to support the Consortium through service on the Governance Committee. The Minnesota Women's Consortium is a statewide coalition of 150 member organizations that support equality and justice for women and girls in Minnesota. (http://www.mnwomen.org/)

Lee LaDue

Assistant Director and Coordinator of the Gender Violence Prevention Program

Lee LaDue is the Assistant Director and Coordinator of the Gender Violence Prevention Program at the Women's Center. She is a licensed Social Worker, having received her BSW from St. Cloud State University, as well as an M.S. in Human Relations. LaDue has experience in a variety of settings working with victims of crime, including a battered women's shelter, residential treatment centers for abused children and, since the inception of the program in 1992, has coordinated the Gender Violence Prevention Program (formerly the Sexual Violence Prevention Program). In her position, she is the lead advocate at the Women's Center responsible for services to victims of gendered crimes, in addition to coordinating prevention education and supporting policy development on gender violence issues. LaDue has served on the national board for the American Society of Victimology and the steering committee for the MN Victim Assistance Academy.