Lenore M. Koczon
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Lenore Koczon began serving as vice president for academic affairs at Minot State University in June 2011.
Dr. Koczon started her career at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa., before joining Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., as assistant professor of chemistry in 1990. She was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and became the founding director of the University College in 1996. During her 15 years at NSU, Dr. Koczon was awarded more than $900,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Education to establish and expand the university's TRiO programs. Dr. Koczon was recognized as an Outstanding Faculty Member at NSU in 1995 and awarded the distinction of Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 1998 and 2005. In September 2005, Dr. Koczon joined Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa. as academic dean for Undergraduate College. Dr. Koczon's departmental and professional service includes various campus committees ranging from first year experience programs to strategic planning, chairing the South Dakota Academic of Sciences and serving as a representative to the South Eastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education among others.
Dr. Koczon earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 and her doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986.
Dr. Koczon has administrative responsibility for three academic colleges (arts and sciences, education and health sciences and business) and three administrative deans, who are responsible for extended and distance learning, graduate and research and sponsored programs and admissions. Other direct reports include the registrar, international programs, the Gordon B. Olson Library, the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, academic and institutional projects and the Honors Program.
Her hobbies include knitting and Phillies baseball. She enjoys travelling, especially to places tourists don't usually go. Dr. Koczon is married to Jay Weintraub, and has two stepchildren and three grandchildren