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North Dakota State Board of Higher Education

The State Board of Higher Education is the constitutional body responsible for governing the North Dakota state institutions of higher education.



Mayville State University


Office of the President

Gary Hagen, Ph.D., President

Mary Trudeau, Executive Assistant


Office of Academic Affairs

Keith Stenehjem, Ed.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ashley Hanson, Executive Assistant


Office of Student Affairs

Andrew Pflipsen, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs


Office of Business Affairs

Steven Bensen,Vice President for Business Affairs

Crystal Beggs, Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator

Laura Nelson, M.B.A., Controller


Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Maren A. Johnson, M.A., Executive Director


Intercollegiate Athletics

Mike Moore, M.S., Athletic Director


Development Office

John Klocke, B.S., Executive Foundation Director


Office of Public Relations

Beth Swenson, A.A., Director


Academic Division Chairpersons

Rhonda Nelson, M.B.A., Business

Andrea Dulski-Bucholz, Ph.D., Education

Jeremiah Moen, Ph. D., Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Dalton E. McMahon, D.A., Liberal Arts

Robert D. Miess, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics


Office of Admissions

Jim Morowski, B.S., Director of Admissions

Mindy O’Connor, B.S., Freshman and International Admissions, Veterans Certifying Official

Paula Solheim, Transfer Admissions Coordinator


Office of Academic Records

Pam Braaten, B.U.S., Director


Office of Extended Learning

Misti Wuori, M.B.A., M.M.G.T., Director, Distance Education and Adult Learning


Office of Financial Aid

Shirley Hanson, B.S., Director


Office of Student Life

Jeffrey Powell, Ph.D., Director

Adam Edwards, B.S., Assistant Director of Student Life/Programming


Information Technology Services

Patrick Steele, M.S., Chief Information Officer


Student Affairs

Katie Richards, M.Ed., Director of Student Success and Disabilities Services

Kristi Lentz, M.Ed., Director of Counseling and Freshmen Retention Services

Jay Henrickson, B.S., Director of Career Services and Exploring Students

Dina Zavala-Petherbridge, M.A., Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion


Byrnes-Quanbeck Library

Kelly Kornkven, M.S., Library Director


University Bookstore

Pam Soholt, A.A., Director


Child Development Programs

Denise Overmoe, B.S., Director


Physical Plant

Dan Lorenz, A.A., Director


Facilities Services

Bob Kozojed, A.S., Director, Campus Security