Kim Bakken



Manager of the Institutional Advancement Office


Institutional Advancement

Family and Pets

Husband Dennis Bakken, children Kyle Cromer and his wife, Emily, Justin Cromer and his wife, Cora, stepchildren Andy and Megan Bakken

Favorite Place on Campus

St. Mary’s Hall Chapel (we were married there and so were Kyle and Emily)

Favorite thing to do in Faribault

I enjoy the Farmers Market.

Favorite Book

Good Night MoonThe Very Hungry Caterpillar… happy memories of reading these favorites over and over to my boys when they were young.


Inspired By

Children! I am amazed at their creativity and I love when they have no fear just try their ideas. Sometimes those ideas work and sometimes they don’t and then they try and try again! I am also inspired daily by my husband - he suffered a head injury and during recovery suffered a stroke. Doctor predictions were that he’d never walk, but after spending three years in a wheelchair through his incredible determination today, he is able to walk! It’s incredible watching someone day after day struggle, but never giving up!


Walking, reading, spending time with family, coffee with friends