Samantha Munden

  • Student Success Specialist, Graduate Programs

Samantha Munden started working at Buena Vista University as the Senior Graduate Support Specialist in 2020, and soon after transitioned into her current role as a Student Success Specialist for Graduate Programs. Coming to BVU, she was excited to begin working in a career in higher education and has goals of helping students as they continue their academic journey.

Sam has a Bachelor of Science degree in public health from Slippery Rock University. With her current position, she hopes to be able to guide students as they look to continue their education and achieve their educational goals. "It is rewarding to help students as they complete their degree, and I look forward to providing them support and playing an important role in their journey," says Sam.

Samantha is not an Iowa native, but her husband is. She moved from Michigan to Iowa in December 2019. Sam lives in Storm Lake with her husband and their dog. They love to hang out on the lake in the summertime with friends and family and travel back to Michigan when they can. When Sam moved to Iowa, she noticed a lot of similarities between the two states, but one thing she doesn’t think she will ever get use to is how powerful the wind is here!

Samantha Munden, BVU staff member.