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Meet The Staff

Michael Hofland

Michael Hofland is a graduate of Metropolitan State University, where he received a master’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration. He has worked as a grant writer for Julie Murphy and Associates in Minneapolis and as a Thoughtful Giving Specialist with the Advancement Department at Augsburg College, where he conducted alumni outreach and fundraising. Michael loves writing and in his spare time writes creative science-fiction. He also enjoys deer hunting, reading, movies, and spending time with family and friends.  

Melissa Cuff

Melissa Cuff
Grant writer

Melissa Cuff is the Grant Writer and Coordinator for Foundation and Alumni Relations at Saint Paul College. Melissa came to Saint Paul College from the YMCA where she honed nonprofit leadership skills in development, youth work and operations through successive positions in the Twin Cities and Houston, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston and bachelors’ of arts degrees in music and business from Illinois Wesleyan University. Melissa volunteers as a grant reviewer for the Minnesota State Arts Board, is a mentor for College Possible and board member for the Friends of Ramsey County Libraries. Melissa lives in Minneapolis. Melissa.cuff@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1461  

Laura Savin

Laura Savin 
Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni Development

Laura Savin is the Executive Director for Foundation and Alumni Relations at Saint Paul College. She has worked at the College since December 2010. Laura has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education administration, nonprofits and the private sector, including Hamline University, Wells Fargo Investment Management and Trust, and the Jewish Federation of Saint Paul. She has served on the board of Avalon Charter School in Saint Paul and other community organizations. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University. Laura lives with her family in Saint Paul. Laura.savin@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1469