Director of Advising
To contact Parry Telander:
Phone: (507) 258-8023
Please email Parry for appointments
Education: BS in Secondary Education w/ Emphasis in Social Studies Teaching, Minnesota State University, Mankato; MS in Counseling and Student Personnel w/ Emphasis in College of Student Affairs, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Hometown: Chaska, MN
Words that describe UMR: Rigorous, Supportive, Learner-Focused, Welcoming
Advice to college students: Just when you think you have your plans all figured out, they will then change on you--be ready for anything.
Favorite random fact about UMR: It took me two weeks to notice the "UMR Ceiling" of University Square.
When I’m not at UMR, you can find me: Being a dad who is trying to keep up with three boys and then melting in my daughter's smile. You can also find me running outdoors, gardening, and cooking.
Favorite quote: "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." - John Wooden
What brought me to UMR: The idea of what UMR can become and the same vision that is shared among colleagues.