Mari Strombom serves as the Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services (HDS). In this role she is responsible for the overall operation of the department and ensuring that the vision, mission, and goals of this self-operated, multi-unit auxiliary organization are successfully accomplished through high standards of operation and performance for all facilities, programs, services and personnel that serves over 8,000 residents who live in on-campus housing and other guests.

Mari is originally from Wisconsin and has over 30 years of experience in higher education, primarily at CSU, working in both student unions and in housing. Her experience includes work as the Associate Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services, Director of Campus Activities, Associate Director of Residence Life, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and Program Coordinator for Campus Activities. In addition to her higher education experience she spent 3 years working for Hewlett Packard as a Diversity Consultant and as an HR generalist.

Mari has a BS in Interpersonal Communications and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and an M Ed in College Student Personnel Administration from Colorado State University.