Apr 18, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees

Asani Ajogun
Technical College Student
(Term Dates: September 22, 2020 - June 30, 2022)

Alexander Cirillo, Jr.
At Large
(Term Dates: July 15, 2018 - June 30, 2024)

Victor Ayemobuwa
State University Student
(Term Dates: September 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023)

Jay Cowles, Chair
Congressional District 4 Legislative District 64A
(Term Dates: August 26, 2014 - June 30, 2026)

Dawn Erlandson
At Large
(Term Dates: July 15, 2018 - June 30, 2024)

Jerry Janezich
Congressional District 8
(Term Dates: August 24, 2016 - June 30, 2022)

Roger Moe
Congressional District 7
(Term Dates: December 20, 2016 - June 30, 2026)

Javier Morillo
Congressional District 5
(Term Dates: September 22, 2020 - June 30, 2026)

April Nishimura
Congressional District 2
(Term Dates: July 15, 2018 - June 30, 2024)

Oballa Oballa
Community College Student
(Term Dates: September 22, 2020 - June 30, 2022)

Rudy Rodriguez, Vice Chair
Congressional District 3
(Term Dates: August 24, 2016 - June 30, 2022)

Kathy Sheran
Congressional District 1
(Term Dates: September 22, 2020 - June 30, 2026)

George Soule
At Large
(Term Dates: July 15, 2018 - June 30, 2024)

Cheryl Tefer
Congressional District 6 Legislative District 53A
(Term Dates: August 24, 2016 - June 30, 2022)

Michael Vekich
At Large
(Term Dates: August 24, 2016 - June 30, 2022)

President’s Advisory Council

Rejoice Udochukwu
Student Senate Representative

Brooke Anttila-Escoto
International Institute of Minnesota

Sarah Crippen
Best & Flanagan

Matt Lindgren
Productivity Incorporated

Tom McCarthy
St. Paul Plumbers Local #34

Khalique Rogers
Good Riddance, LLC

Erica Schumacher
City of Saint Paul

Ryan Caulfield
Levy Restaurants, Xcel Energy Center

Adam Evenstad
UFCW 1189

Bruce Kessel
St. Paul Port Authority

Karin McCabe
Outreach Director, Retired

Andrew Collins
Saint Paul Public Schools

Erica Valliant
Saint Paul Public Schools Board

Maggie Zimmerman
Shared Governance Council Representative

Dr. Deidra Peaslee, ex officio
President, Saint Paul College

Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy Dana
Education Consultant

Katie DeCabooter
Kindeva Drug Delivery

Dean Gale
St. Paul Plumbers Local 34

Ed Hitchcock
Hitchcock Law Firm

Zafar Khan
Minnelight Ventures

Jihan Rush Jenkins
Pentair

Alix Magner
Morgan Stanley

Michael Remington
Xcel Energy

Tony Samec
U.S. Bank

Bernadette Senyana
DLA Piper

Matthew Piermantier
Ameriprise

Andrew Creighton
Turnsignl

Steve Michaels
Levy Restaurants at Xcel Energey Center

Toni Newborn
City of St. Paul

Naomi Rodiles
Medtronic

Shelly Semerad
HealthPartners

Dr. Deidra Peaslee, ex officio
President, Saint Paul College

Dr. Austin Calhoun, ex officio
Vice President Advancement and Communications, Saint Paul College

Administration

Peaslee, Deidra
President
BS, South Dakota State University
MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato
EdD, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Bartlett, Julia
Dean of Health Science
BS, Northwestern Health Sciences University
DC, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Calhoun, Austin
Vice President Advancement and Communications
BA, Washington and Lee University
MSED, University of Miami
PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Carrico, Sarah
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
BA, University of Wisconsin
MA, University of Maryland, College Park

Francis-Garland, Kay
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
BS, University of Phoenix
MS, University of Phoenix

Gregory, Dianne
Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Innovation
BA, University of Northern Iowa
MA, University of Northern Iowa

Rathert, Gregory
Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
BA, Weber State University
MA, Oregon State University

Roberson, Wendy
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
BS, Grand Valley State University
MA, Hamline University

Mayer, Ryan
Executive Director of Marketing
BA, Hamline University

Mellas, Greg
Dean of Liberal & Fine Arts
BA, University of St. Thomas
MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Onunwor, Enyinda
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
AA, Cuyahoga Community College
BS, Youngstown State University
MS, Youngstown State University
MA, Kent State University
PhD, Kent State University

Wilson, Scott
Vice President of Finance & Operations/Chief Financial Officer
BS, William Carey University
MBA, William Carey University

Wilson, Tracy
Dean of Business and Service
BS, William Carey University
MBA, William Carey University
PhD, Mississippi State University

Wonosikou, Pepe
Dean of Student Success
BA, Luther College
MPA, University of Minnesota

Academic/Student Support

Andersen, Ashley
Assistant Director of Pathway Advising
BS, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
MS, St. Cloud State University

Balder, Hannah
Pathway Advisor
BA, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

Bergs, Thomas
Director of Public Safety
BA, University of St. Thomas

Britton, Michelle
Director of Pathway Advising
BA, Metropolitan State University
MA, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Bruflat, Thomas 
Co-Curricular Assessment Coordinator
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Chang, Love
One Stop Advisor
BA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Chang, Xiong
Title III Pathway Advisor
BA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Cheney, Jessica 
Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator
BA, Grinnell College
MSW, University of Minnesota

Chuyangheu, Pangnhia
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
BS, Metropolitan State University

Dhakong, Tenzin
Pathway Advisor
BA, University of Minnesota

Duff, Caitlin
Pathway Advisor
BA, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Minnesota

Engen, Kyra
Multicultural Program Coordinator
BA, Hamline University

Gerold, Michael
Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities
BA, Hamline University

Her, Gao
Financial Aid Officer
BA, St. Catherine University

Her, Tang
Pathway Advisor
BS, St. Cloud State University
MS, St. Cloud State University

Huston, Jennifer
Director of Workforce Training & Continuing Education
BS, Brown College

Johnson, Jessica
Pathway Advisor
BA, Augsburg College
MA, Hamline University

Johnson, Scott
Pathway Advisor
BA, St. Olaf College
MA, Luther Seminary

Kaarbo, Rebecca
Director of Student Life and Diversity
BA, Augsburg University
MA, University of St. Thomas
EdD, Hamline University

Kiley, Emma 
Thrive SNAP E&T Coordinator
BA, Hamline University

Kjellman, Mark
Director of Academic Support
BA, Bowling Green State University
MA, Auburn University
MTS, Boston University
PhD, Boston University

Manke, Drew 
Pathway Advisor
BA, Augsburg University
MA, Augsburg University

Mettler, Alyssa 
College Partnership Advisor
BA, St. Olaf College
MA, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Miller, Gabriela
Director of Admissions & Recruitment
BA, Concordia College

Mogren, Dave
Pathway Advisor
BS, University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Mohamed, Asmo
Recruiter/ Admissions Specialist
AA, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Morgan, Andrea
Power of You Navigator
BA, Gustavus Adolphus
MSc, University of Edinburgh

Ohochukwu, Judith
PSEO Coordinator
BA, Winona State University
MS, Kennesaw State University

O’Reilly, Kiara
Early College Pathways Coordinator
AA, Rochester Community and Technical College
BM, Washington State University
MA, University of Minnesota

Pierre, Kathryn
Director of College Partnerships
AA, Century College
BA, University of Minnesota
MA, University of St. Thomas

Rizvi, Bushra
Pathway Advisor
BS, Kinnaird College for Women
MS, University of Karachi
MA, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Robinson, Candace
Pathway Advisor
BHS, Metropolitan State University

Rodriguez, Claudia
One Stop Advisor
AAS, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BS, Saint Mary’s University

Roeller, Keri
Director of Title III
BA, Metropolitan State University
MS, St. Cloud State University

Sachdev, Tarah
Director of Records & Registration
BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato
MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Saul, Sheryl
Director of Career Services
Diploma, Alexandria Technical & Community College
BA, Metropolitan State University
MA, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Severson, Julie
Transfer Specialist, VA Certifying Official (SCO)
BA, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Shah, Mela
Director of TRIO
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
MEd, University of Minnesota

Sivanich, Katie
International Student Coordinator
BA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Smrikarov, James
Instructional Designer
BA, American University
MS, University College London

Thornton, Colleen
Financial Aid Officer
AA, Normandale Community College

Vang, Mai la Ong
Financial Aid Officer
BS, Metropolitan State University

Vang, Xiong
One Stop Advisor
BS, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
MS, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Whiteley, Spencer
Recruiter/ Admissions Specialist
BA, St. Olaf College
MED, University of Utah

Xiong, Choua
Transfer Specialist
BA, University of Minnesota

Xiong, Nee Na
Director of Access & Disability Resources
BA, St. Catherine University

Yang, MaiNhia
Assistant Director of Records & Registration
BA, Metropolitan State University

Yang, Mee
Pathway Advisor
BA, St. Olaf College

Yang-Moua, Bao
Director of Financial Aid
BA, Metropolitan State University
MS, Walden University

Zimski, Jacqulyn
Power of You Navigator
BA, Concordia College
MS, Minnesota State University

Faculty

Anderson, Mary
Computer Science
BS, University of Wisconsin, Stout
MA, University of St. Thomas

Andresen, James
Political Science
BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato
MA, Minnesota State University, Mankato
PhD, Arizona State University

Anglin, Jennifer
Medical Office Careers
BS, University of Wisconsin, Superior
MA, College of St. Scholastica
MS, College of St. Scholastica

Babina, Lyubov
Esthetics
AAS, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
MS, Lvov State Medical University

Bansal, Anita
Biology
BS, Meerut University
MS, Meerut University
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Barshack, Evan
Business
BS, University of Baltimore
MBA, University of Baltimore
JD, University of Baltimore

Bohrer, Nick
Massage Therapy
AA, University of Minnesota
BS, University of Minnesota

Bommarito, Aaron
Art
BA, Kalamazoo College
MFA, Arizona State University

Bonnett, Justin
English
BA, Saint John’s University
MA, University of St. Thomas

Briski, Michelle
Medical Laboratory Technician
BA, Hamline University
MEd, University of Minnesota

Byrne, Garrett
Machine Tool
AS, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Carlson, Wyatt
Plumbing
AF, Ky Tech Rowan State Vo-Tech School
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Chahal, Harsimranjit
Chemistry
BS, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
MS, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
PhD, University of South Carolina

Chitwood, Brandon
English
BA, St. John’s University
MA, Minnesota State University
PhD, Marquette University

Cooley, Sarah
Mathematics
BA, St. Olaf College
MS, University of Minnesota

Couey, Erin
Respiratory Care
AAS, Lake Superior College

Cregan, Joanna
Biology
BS, Beloit College
MS, University of Minnesota

Crispin, Mary
English
BA, University of Minnesota
MA, University of St. Thomas

D’Meier, Kristinea
Sociology
BA, University of Minnesota
MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dale, Kelly
Medical Office Careers
BA, College of St. Scholastica

De La Cruz, Angela
Spanish Language
BA, Universidad de Costa Rica
MA, University of Northern Iowa

Duthie, Kasandra
English
BA, University of Minnesota
MFA, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Esther, Alli
Accounting
BS, University of Phoenix
MBA, University of Phoenix
DBA, California Intercontinental University

Fleischman, Natasha
English and Reading
BS, University of Wisconsin
MA, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Franzen, Perry
Carpentry
Diploma, Penn Foster Career School

Gabrawy, Mariann
Biology
BS, St. Cloud State University
MA, St. Cloud State University

Gage, Patti
Reading
BA, University of Northern Colorado
MAT, School for International Training

Gielissen, James
Biology
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MS, University of Minnesota

Gill, Linda
Interpreter Training Program
Certificate, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BS, University of Minnesota

Goftarsh, Sasha
Mathematics
BA, A. I. Herzen State Pedagogical University
MA, A. I. Herzen State Pedagogical University

Gonyea, Amy
Biology
BA, Northwestern University
MPT, Northwestern University

Haider, Julie
Philosophy
BA, Valparaiso University
MA, Marquette University
MA, University of St. Thomas

Hanes-Goodlander, Lisa
Counselor
BA, Wright State University
MS, Wright State University
PhD, University of Minnesota

Hankel, Todd
Welding
Diploma, Hennepin Technical College

Hazen, Stephanie
Psychology
BA, Amherst College
MA, Boston College

Hillstead, Thomas
Cabinetmaking
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Hoisington, Emily
Art
BA, Bethel College
MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Designs

Hudson, Rachel
Biology
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
MS, Iowa State University

Hulander, Kelly
English
BA, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota

Ignatjeva, Anna
Communication
BA, University of Latvia
MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jacobs, Aaron
Art
BA, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
MFA, New York Academy of Art

Jaswant Singh, Promeet
Business
BA, University of Pune
MBA, James Madison University
EdD, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Johannes, Sara
Culinary Arts
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BA, Metropolitan State University

Johnson, Carla Elaine
English
BA, Randolph College
BA, University of Maryland, College Park
MA, State University of New York, Albany
MA, University of Minnesota
PhD, Ohio State University

Johnson, Rania
American Sign Language
BA, Metropolitan University
MEd, University of Minnesota

Jones, Sean
Culinary Arts
AAS, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Kasel, Debra
Respiratory Therapy
AAS, Rochester Community College
MeD, University of Cincinnati
EdD, Northern Kentucky University

Kauffmann, Hannah
Instructional Librarian
BA, University of New Mexico
MSLS, University of Illinois Urbana

Keller, Isa
English for Academic Purposes
Cert, Hamline University
BA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MA, St. Cloud State University
MeD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Kennedy, Barbara
English for Academic Purposes
BA, Macalester College
MA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Kortenhof, Kurt
History
BA, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
MA, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Kpanaku, Zubah
Chemistry
BS, Cuttington Univ. College - Liberia
MS, General Chemistry, Ohio University
MS, Analytical Chemistry, Ohio University
MS, Chemical Technology/Technician, Purdue University

Lawson, Peter
Economics
BS, Accounting, University of Wisconsin, Superior
BS, Economics, University of Wisconsin, Superior
MS, Utah State University

Leggs, Michael
English
BA, Kansas State University
MA, Kansas State University

Lund, Bill
English
BA, Westmar University
MA, Ball State University

Martin Mejia, Celia
English for Academic Purposes
BA, Hamline University
MA, Hamline University

Maus, Craig
Hospitality Management
AA, North Hennepin Community College
BA, Minnesota State University, Mankato
MBA, University of St. Thomas

Mazur, Celeste
Reading
BS, Michigan Technical University
MA, Hamline University

Mieseler, Hannah
Pharmacy Tech
BA, Augsburg College

McKown, Kelly
Child Development Careers
BS, California State University
MS, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Mills, Travis
Chemistry
BS, St. Cloud State University
PhD, University of Minnesota

Nguyen, Francois
Mathematics
BA, University of St. Thomas
MEd, University of LaVerne
EdD, Saint Mary’s University

O’Halloran, James
Accounting
BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato
MBA, University of Minnesota
MBT, University of Minnesota

Olsen-Sartain, Jennie
Reading
BS, University of Minnesota
MA, College of St. Catherine

Paborriboon, Viangsavanh
Sheet Metal Technology/HVAC Ducts & Fittings
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Paulson, Caleb
Welding
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Pearson, Darren
Digital Graphics
BSEE, University of North Dakota
MS, University of Minnesota

Pease, Riley
Welding
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
AA, Inver Hills Community College
AAS, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Perkins, Lynn
Practical Nursing
AS, Inver Hills Community College
BAS, University of Phoenix
MS, South University

Peters, Molly
Sign Language
BA, Gallaudet University
MA, Gallaudet University

Pueringer, Kristin
Mathematics
BS, St. Olaf College
MS, University of Minnesota

Purcell, John
Automotive Service Technician
Diploma, Dakota County Technical College
AA, Inver Hills Community College

Purcell, Kirstin
Biology
BA, University of Minnesota
ME, University of Minnesota
MCLS, University of Maryland

Rawlings, Mark
Computer & Information System Security
BS, St. Cloud State University
MEd, St. Mary’s University

Reigstad, Shelby
Communication
BS, St. Cloud State University
MA, Bethel College

Roethke, Leigh
Art
BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design
MA, University of Minnesota

Sartain, Jeremy
Massage Therapy
BA, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Sartain, Nathan
Culinary Arts
Diploma, Western Culinary Institute

Schaus, George
Electrical Technology
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Schlueter, John
English
BA, Loras College
MA, Loyola University
PhD, Loyola University

Schmitz, Lisa
Mathematics and Psychology
BS, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
MS, University of Minnesota
MA, University of St. Thomas

Schroeder, Nicole
Medical Laboratory Technology
BS, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

Schumacher, Pamela
Engineering
BS, Texas A & M University
MS, Texas A & M University

Schachtner, Travis
Electromechanical Systems
AAS, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
BA, Bellevue University
MA, Bellevue University

Selton, Julie
Electrical Technology
AA, Anoka Technical College

Setley, Keith
Electrical Technology
AA, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BS, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Seymour, Joy
Practical Nursing
AA, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
AS, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BS, Metropolitan State University
MS, Western Governors University

Shariff, Ayesha
History
BA, North Central College
MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sheaffer, Warren
Computer Careers
BS, University of Pittsburgh
MBA, University of Pittsburgh
MST, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Slaker, Kimberley
Business
BS, University of Phoenix
MBA, University of Phoenix

Smith-Fields, Marcie
Cosmetology
AA, Globe College of Business
BS, Rasmussen College

Stambaugh, Jon
Business
BBA, University of Wisconsin, Superior
MBA, Metropolitan State University
EdD, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Starkey, Penny
Chemistry
BS, University of St. Thomas
PhD, University of Minnesota

Stueve, Mary
Biology
BS, University of Minnesota
MS, University of Minnesota

Su, Ba
Mathematics
BS, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
BS, Metropolitan State University
MS, Iowa State University

Sultana, Atia
Computer Science
BS, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology
MS, Georgia Southern University

Sundlie, Jolene
Sociology
BA, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
MS, North Dakota State University

Swartwood, Jason
Philosophy & Humanities
BA, College of William and Mary
MA, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota

Tarrell-Florey, Amy
English for Academic Purposes
BA, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, University of Minnesota

Taylor, Natalya
Mathematics
BA, Russian A.I. Herzen State Pedagogical University
MA, Russian A.I. Herzen State Pedagogical University

Taylor, Susan
English
BA, California State University, Los Angeles
MFA, University of Minnesota

Ten Eyck, Samantha
English
BFA, New York University
MFA, Mankato State University

Tiffany, Chelsea
Physics
BA, Wellesley College
MS, University of Minnesota

Travers, Mindy
Business
AAS, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BS, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
MA, Hamline University

Trego, Shannon
Geography
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Tri, Ben
Librarian
BA, University of St. Thomas
MS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MPNA, Metropolitan State University

Tsegaw, Yewondwossen
Practical Nursing
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
BS, Metropolitan State University
MSN, Walden University

Turner-Rush, Kimberley
Business
AA, Gateway Community and Technical College
BS, Northern Kentucky University
MA, University of Louisville
MBA, Moorhead State University

VanderWaal Mills, Kristyn
Biology
BS, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota

Viertel, Viki
Surgical Technician
BS, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
MS, Kaplan University

Vorderbruggen, David
Automotive Service Technician
Diploma, Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College

Weldearegay, Biniam
Practical Nursing
AS, Century College
BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Wheeler, Jody
English
AA, Ridgewater Community College
BA, Bemidji State University
MA, St. Cloud State University

Wood, Naaman
Speech Communications
MA, Regent University
MA, Duke University 
ThM, Duke University
PhD, Regent University

Wycklendt, Dan
Diesel
BAS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Yernberg, Jacob
Automotive Service Technician
Diploma, Wyoming Technical Institute

Zimmerman, Maggie
Earth Science
BA, University of St. Thomas
MS, University of Illinois, Chicago