Administration: University

Office of the President

James (Jay) H. Barnes III, Ed.D. President
Ruben Rivera, Ph.D. Chief Diversity Officer

Office of the Provost

Debra K. Harless, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost
Academic Affairs
Randall S. Bergen, Ph.D. Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School
Diane L. Dahl, Ph.D. Dean of Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division
Judith E. Landrum, Ph.D. Dean of Education and Ministries Division
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Dean of Business and Leadership Division
Admissions
Jennifer Niska, M.A. Director of Admissions CAPS, Seminary, & GS
Financial Aid
Jeffrey D. Olson, MBA Director of Financial Aid
Debra R. Cordova, B.A. Associate Director of Financial Aid
Laura B. Ellwanger, B.A. Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Marla J. Rupp, B.A. Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Library
Karen Dubay, M.L.S. Reference and Instruction Librarian
Lyndi Fabbrini, M.L.I.S. Reference and Instruction Librarian
Kent Gerber, M.L.I.S. Digital Library Manager
Rhonda Gilbraith, M.L.I.S. Associate Director/Collection Development
William A. Keillor, M.L.I.S. Reference and Instruction Librarian
Michael Mitchell, M.L.I.S. Reference and Instruction Librarian
Amy Reinhold, M.L.I.S. Materials Service Librarian
David R. Stewart, M.L.I.S. Director of University Libraries
Earleen J. Warner, M.L.S. Reference and Instruction Librarian
Registrar
Alissa Bigelow, M.A. Associate Registrar, CAPS, Seminary St. Paul, & GS
Diane Krusemark, M.C.S. Registrar
Student Life
Natalie Beazer, M.Ed. Director of Disability Resources and Services
David Broza, M.A. Director of Career Development and Calling
Kwai-Yung Carol Chang, M.S. Associate Dean for International Student Programs and Services
Ryan T. Gunderson, M.A. Dean of Student Success and Retention
Miriam Hill, Ph.D. Director of Counseling Services
Elizabeth K. Miller, R.N. Director of Health Services
 

Administration: Graduate School

Annette R. Abel, M.A. Manager of Administrative Services
Randall S. Bergen, Ph.D. Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School
Kandice J. Bierle, M.A. Academic Quality & Assessment Manager
Wallace D. Boeve, Ed.D. Program Director, Physician Assistant
Diane Dahl, Ph.D., RN Dean of Nursing and CAPS-GS Health, Medical, and Social Science Programs
Pamela K. Friesen, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse Educator
Ryan T. Gunderson, M.A. Dean of Student Success and Retention
John A. Gunther, M.A. Academic Services Manager
Judith Landrum, Ph.D. Dean of Education and Ministries Division
L. J. "Sam" Helgerson, Ph.D. Program Director, Strategic Leadership
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Dean of Business and Leadership Division; Program Director, MBA
Molly J. Wickam, Ph.D. Program Director, Teaching; Director, Academic Resource Center
Jane M. Wrede, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery
Pamela J. Zimmerman, M.A. Program Director, Gerontology

Business and Leadership Division

The business and leadership division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in business and leadership.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

L. J. "Sam" Helgerson, Ph.D. Program Director, Strategic Leadership
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Program Director, MBA

Education Division

The education division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in education. Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak, M.Ed. Program Director, Work-Based Learning License; Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications License
Katie Bonawitz, Ed.D. Program Director, Special Education
Gregory R. Nelson, M.Ed. Program Director, International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Craig M. Paulson, Ph.D. Program Director, Doctor of Educational Leadership
Jay B. Rasmussen, Ph.D. Program Director, Education K-12
Molly J. Wickam, Ph.D. Program Director, Teaching; Director, Academic Resource Center

Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division

The health, medical, and social sciences division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in health, medical, and social sciences.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Wallace D. Boeve, Ed.D. Program Director, Physician Assistant
Pamela K. Friesen, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse Educator
Jennifer Nelson, Ph.D. Program Director, Counseling Psychology
Jane M. Wrede, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery
Pamela J. Zimmerman, M.A. Program Director, Gerontology

Department of Nursing

Elizabeth Peterson, D.Min. Associate Dean of Nursing
Pamela K. Friesen, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse Educator
Jane M. Wrede, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery

Faculty advisor: Each student is assigned a faculty advisor.

Thesis advisor: The thesis advisor will supervise the preparation and defense of the master's capstone.