Tanya Bakken


Business Office Controller


Business Office


Weekend Duty Team

Family and Pets

I am married to my husband, Chris. We have three daughters – Sage (22), Riley (19), and Zoey (8). We also have one Shih Tzu-Poodle mix named Molly.

Favorite Place on Campus

Either the weight room or walking down the ravines and into the fall woods

Favorite thing to do in Faribault

I enjoy spending time in the downtown entertainment areas (restaurants, shops, brewery/distillery, Paradise Theater) as well as in the woods of River Bend Nature Center.

Favorite Book

I do enjoy random romance novels or mysteries that I pick up from various used book locations typically on vacation as that’s the only time I get to read. As a child I loved Babysitter’s Club and later I read all the V.C. Andrews books.


Running, coaching a fitness group, playing euchre with friends, chasing my youngest daughter around to all her activities and cheering, spending time with my family.