Kimberly Bakken


Administrative Assistant and Secretary to the Board of Trustees


Institutional Advancement

Family and Pets

Husband Dennis, son Kyle Cromer and fiancé Emily Huppert, son Justin Cromer and his wife, Cora, stepson Andy Bakken, stepdaughter Megan Bakken, and our basset hound, Wilbur.

Favorite Place on Campus

St. Mary’s Chapel

Favorite thing to do in Faribault

I enjoy the Farmers Market and love Donahue’s and all of their beautiful flowers.

Favorite Book

Good Night Moon … The 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 with Wilbur and planting flowers.

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