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; 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
   
Jacek Mrozik Jacek Mrozik, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Graduate, Online,
Distance, and Continuing Education
Office: 365 Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3113
Jacek.Mrozik@minotstateu.edu
Center for Extended Learning
Graduate School
   
photo_sm_kana-2019.jpg Erik Kana, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Head of Teacher Education Unit 
Office: 363A Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3064
Erik.Kana@minotstateu.edu
Home Page
Teacher Education Unit
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Lisa Borden-King, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Assessment
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
Director, Institutional Research
Office: 363B Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3323
Cari.Olson@minotstateu.edu
Institutional Research
   
Rebecca Ringham Rebecca Ringham
Registrar
Office: 161 Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3126
Rebecca.Ringham@minotstateu.edu
Registrar's Office
 
   
Bernt Askvig Brent Askvig, Ph.D.
Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Office: 234A Memorial
Phone: (701) 858-3052
Brent.Askvig@minotstateu.edu
Biography
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
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: 366B Administration
Phone: (701) 858-3058 
Robert.Norman.1@minotstateu.edu
Center for Extended Learning

Jim Sturm, M.Ed.
Director, Looyenga Leadership Center
Office: 101 Old Main
Phone: (701) 858-3129
James.P.Sturm@minotstateu.edu
Looyenga Leadership Center

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