Office Directory


Vice Provosts & Associate Vice Presidents
Harvey Charles  
Vice Provost for International Programs  
(612) 624-5580  
100 University International Center  
[email protected]
global.umn.edu
 

Scott Lanyon  
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education  
(612) 625-2809  
321 Johnston Hall  
[email protected]  
grad.umn.edu

Beth Lewis  
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs  
(612) 626-9545  
110 Morrill Hall  
[email protected]  
faculty.umn.edu

Robert McMaster  
Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education  
(612) 626-9425  
220-B Morrill Hall  
[email protected]  
undergrad.umn.edu

Brian Sick  
Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Health Sciences  
(612) 624-1191  
3-110 Phillips-Wangensteen  
[email protected]  
healthsciedu.umn.edu

Laurie Van Egeren  
Vice Provost for Public Engagement
[email protected] 
(612) 624-6876  
120 Morrill Hall  
engagement.umn.edu

Eric Watkins  
Vice Provost for Distributed Learning  
[email protected]  
odl.umn.edu

Academic Deans
Reporting units

EVPP Staff


Senior Staff
Deb Cran
Chief of Staff
235 Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Provost's liaison to senior academic and administrative leaders
  • EVPP academic administrative management
  • Advance implementation of provost's work plan
  • Provost's liaison for budget, compact planning, human resources, academic appointments
  • Primary EVPP point of contact
  • Special projects, strategic initiatives, committees, reports advancing EVPP priorities
Anne Barnes
Assistant to the Provost
170C Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Academic collaborations and domestic partnership agreements
  • Provost Office policy liaison
  • New/changed/discontinued degree program consultation and approval process
  • Non-credit program standards
  • Professional education
  • Special projects, strategic initiatives, committees, reports advancing EVPP priorities
Chris Kwapick
Assistant to the Provost 170G Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Provost Office liaison to Board of Regents Mission Fulfillment Committee
  • Primary point of contact for the MPact 2025 Systemwide Strategic Plan Accountability Report
  • Student Government liaison
  • Special projects, strategic initiatives, committees, reports advancing EVPP priorities
Erin Slattengren
Assistant to the Provost
170D Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Academic Program Review liaison
  • Academic collaborations and partnership agreements
  • Professional education
  • University accreditation
  • The Imagine Fund administration
  • Special projects, strategic initiatives, committees, reports advancing EVPP priorities
Holly Vanderhaar
Communications Associate
234 Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Provost communications, speaking engagement background and speechwriting
Serena Wright
Director of Special Events and Projects
316 Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Shared event planning and project services across administrative units
  • Event management and coordination
  • Project planning and support
  
Administrative Staff
Ellen Miller
Executive Assistant
(612) 624-2223
234 Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Provost calendar and travel
  • Provost daily activities support
  • General EVPP office coordination
Abby Corts
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
(612) 624-4225
234 Morrill Hall
  • Initial point of contact in main EVPP office
  • General office administrative support
Bri Rosen
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
(612) 301-9528
234 Morrill Hall
[email protected]
  • Project and activity assistance
  • Office-wide operational and administrative support
  • Backup in the absence of Ellen Miller

Morrill Hall Shared Services Team


Finance

Jill Merriam 
Finance Director 
612-625-2515 
[email protected]

Lori Smith 
Senior Finance Manager 
612-626-1727 
[email protected]

Ooi Le 
Finance Manager 
612-625-4824 
[email protected]

Sarah Bourassa 
Finance Professional 
[email protected]

Melissa DeWees 
Executive Account Specialist 
[email protected]

Shelby Honorable
Account Specialist
[email protected]

Erin Kurshoff 
Executive Account Specialist 
[email protected]

Cynthia Ostendorf 
Executive Account Specialist 
[email protected]

Kelly Ryan 
ExecutiveAccount Specialist 
[email protected]

Jeremy Schwanz 
Finance Analyst 
[email protected]

Lauren Sietsema 
Finance Professional 
[email protected]

Andrea Sjoquist 
Finance Professional 
[email protected]

Hanbin Zhou 
Finance Professional 
[email protected]

 

Human Resources

Laura Negrini 
HR Director 
612-301-2731 
[email protected] 

Olga Kavun-Wozniak 
HR Consultant 
612-625-2468 
[email protected] 

Nou Hang 
HR Coordinator
[email protected]

Erika Mejia
HR Generalist
612-301-1432
[email protected]

Sheena Sims 
HR Generalist 
612-624-5446 
[email protected] 

Mary Stein 
HR Generalist 
612-301-1499  
[email protected] 

Lindsay Tran
HR Generalist
612-626-1872
[email protected]

Web Dev/Design

Charlot Meyer 
Supervisor, Web Dev/Design 
170A Morrill Hall 
[email protected]

Ollie Moltaji 
Developer 2 
[email protected]

Courtney Lang 
Developer 1 
[email protected]

Jack Swartz 
Web Support 
[email protected] 

 

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