Shelly Auldrich is the MN Reconnect Program Manager at Minnesota State. This partnership program with MN Office of Higher Education is designed to reengage adult learners. She has been working within Minnesota State institutions since 2001 in a variety of roles and has always been interested in addressing gaps in access to learning and attainment rates. Shelly has a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on the achievement gap and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. She also has completed the Equity Works Leadership Institute at Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Fun Fact: Shelly previously worked at Inver Hills Community College.