Anna Voight serves as the Associate Director of Student Life at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC). She received an AAS degree in Executive Assistant from DCTC, a BAS degree in Management from Southwest Minnesota State University, and an MA in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
As a DCTC Student, Anna served as a Student Ambassador, Student Employee in the Office Careers department, Student Senate Campus Liaison, member of Phi Theta Kappa, member of the Multicultural Student Leadership Association, and she founded the Christians on Campus club. An active participant in campus activities while a student at DCTC, she and received the Dave Schroder Outstanding Student Award in 2009 for her extensive campus involvement. Her positive experience at DCTC created a passion for education and a desire to help others achieve their higher educational goals.
In 2011 Anna interned in the DCTC Student Life department and was hired part time as the administrative assistant for the Nano-Link grant. After completing her internship, Anna was hired as the Assistant Director of Student Life in 2012 and became Associate Director of Student life 2016. In these roles she has served as a mentor and role model for students supporting their personal and professional growth.
Anna was recognized as Student Senate Advisor of the year by LeadMN in 2018, DCTC’s Staff of the Year in 2019, and received a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Challenge coin in 2018 in recognition for her work supporting student veterans. She has also received numerous Golden Apple Awards through Phi Theta Kappa. Anna believes every student crosses her path for a reason and strives to have a positive impact on the lives of each one.
In 2022, in collaboration with colleagues, Anna founded the first Employee Resource Group in the Minnesota State College and University system for neurodivergent employees. Anna is Autistic and was not diagnosed until she was an adult—a common theme for Autistic women. The process of being diagnosed, viewing past life experiences through the lens of Autism, and subsequently disclosing her diagnosis, was—and continues to be—a life-changing journey.
A native of Farmington, MN, Anna now resides in Apple Valley, MN. As a strong introvert, Anna’s favorite hobby is reading. She reads (or listens to) more than 100 books each year, primarily on the topics of neurodiversity, leadership, psychology, continuous improvement, and personal development. She also enjoys taking her dog on walks, spending time with her nieces and nephews, watching the Green Bay Packers, going to Reba McEntire and Shania Twain concerts, and supporting organizations that help kids and incarcerated/previously incarcerated individuals.