Academic Affairs

Welcome to Academic Affairs at Minot State!

The academic affairs team is composed of a number of offices and people, including 15 department/division chairs who lead 16 departments and divisions in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, and Business; Graduate School; Registrar; Office of Sponsored Programs; Interdisciplinary Studies including Honors Program, Individualized Studies, General Studies, and Leadership Studies; Institutional Research; Academic Assessment; Center for Extended Learning; Gordon B. Olson Library; Academic Support Center; POWER Center (TRiO), and North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities. Some of the academic affairs leadership team members are listed below. Feel free to contact any of us.

Mission
Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

Vision
Minot State University will:

  • Deliver high-quality education where, when, and how it is needed to a diverse, multi-generational student population.
  • Prepare students and the institution for the evolving social and technological challenges of the world.
  • Inspire scholarship and creative activity among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Empower graduates with a distinctive combination of professional expertise and broad-based education to support varied careers and productive lives.

Contact Us:

Directory
Laurie Geller Laurie Geller, Ed.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Second floor of Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3310 / (701) 858-3329
Laurie.Geller @minotstateu.edu
Home Page
Nathan_Color-2.jpeg Nathan C. Anderson, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Assessment
Office: 366B Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3064
Nathan.C.Anderson@minotstateu.edu
Assessment Pages
   
borden-king_lisa.jpg Lisa Borden-King, Ph.D.
Head of Teacher Education Unit
Associate Professor of Education & Director of Reading Clinic
Office: 218B Swain Hall 
Phone: (701) 858-3158
Lisa.BordenKing@minotstateu.edu Teacher Education Unit
   
Cari Olson Cari Olson, M.S.
Director, Institutional Research
Office: 363B Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3323
Cari.Olson@minotstateu.edu

Institutional Research
   
Rebecca Ringham Rebecca Ringham, M.S.
Registrar
Office: 161 Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3126
Rebecca.Ringham@minotstateu.edu
Registrar's Office  
   
lori.jpg Lori Garnes, Ph.D.
Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Office: 234A Memorial
Phone: (701) 858-3139 (701) 858-3580
Lori.Garnes@minotstateu.edu
Biography
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
plante.jpg Jane la Plante, M.L.S.
Director, Gordon B. Olson Library
Office: GBO Library
Phone: (701) 858-3857
jane.laplante@minotstateu.edu
GBO Library
beth_odahlen-2.jpg Beth Odahlen, M.S.
Director, Academic Support Services
Interim Director, POWER Center (TRiO)
Office: Lower Level, GBO Library
Phone: (701) 858-3177
Beth.Odahlen@minotstateu.edu
Academic Support Center
Amy Armstrong Amy Armstrong, M.Ed.
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Office: 207A Memorial
Phone: (701) 858-3578
Amy.Armstrong@minotstateu.edu

Office of Sponsored Programs
Robert Norman, D.E.T.
Director, Center for Extended Learning
Office: Third floor of Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3058 
Robert.Norman.1@minotstateu.edu

Center for Extended Learning
Jim Sturm Jim Sturm, M.Ed.
Director, Looyenga Leadership Center
Office: 101 Old Main
Phone: (701) 858-3129
James.P.Sturm@minotstateu.edu
Looyenga Leadership Center
Jacek Mrozik Jacek Mrozik, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Graduate School
Office: 365 Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3113
Jacek.Mrozik@minotstateu.edu
Graduate School
Celeste Simmons  Celeste Simmons
Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
Office: Second floor of Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3310
Celeste.Simmons@minotstateu.edu

Academic Affairs
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

Phone: 701-858-3310
Phone: 800-777-0750
Fax: 701-858-3825

Strategic Plan

MSU Organizational Chart [pdf]

VPAA Organizational Chart [pdf]

University Chairs Council

Department/Division Contacts [pdf]

Pre-Tenure/Tenure Application [pdf]

New Adjunct Faculty - Onboarding

Submit Faculty Scholarly Accomplishments