Academic Affairs & Provost Staff Directory

Meet Karen Hanson

Executive Vice President and Provost

Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson is the chief academic officer of the University of Minnesota multi-campus system and provost for the Twin Cities campus, with overarching responsibility for fostering the academic excellence of the educational and research missions of the University and providing leadership for undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

Carla Carlson

Special Consultant
(612) 625-6755
419 Morrill Hall

  • Strategic planning implementation team
  • Provost’s liaison to the Corporate Engagement Work Group
  • Consultant to the Office for Public Engagement Special projects

Deb Cran

Chief of Staff
(612) 626-9580
235 Morrill Hall
  • General point of contact for the office
  • Chief contact for system issues
  • Provost's liaison to senior academic and administrative leaders
  • Academic administration
  • Support implementation of provost's work plan
  • Provost's liaison for human resources, leadership searches and appointments

Connie Delaney

Beverly Durgan

Elizabeth Duykers

Administrative Associate
(612) 626-1027
170N Morrill Hall

  • Project support for Emily Ronning, Joe Shultz, and Marlo Welshons
  • Web development and content management assistance
  • General operations support

Pat Ferrian

Finance Manager
(612) 626-1727

  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Resource Responsibility Manager for Office of the President and the Office of the Provost

Andrew Furco

Associate Vice President for Public Engagement
(612) 624-6876
120 Morrill Hall

Brandt Hinterberg

  • Web design and development for Provost and Vice Provost units

Garry Jenkins

Olga Kavun-Wozniak

Human Resources Manager
(612) 625-2648
421 Morrill Hall

  • Human Resources Manager

Evy LaChapelle

Finance Professional
(612) 626-1635
311a Morrill Hall

  • Cluster director

Scott Lanyon

Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
(612) 625-2809
321 Johnston Hall

Please see the Graduate School website for a complete vice provost staff and unit listing

Robert McMaster

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
(612) 626-9425
220-B Morrill Hall

Meredith McQuaid

Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs
(612) 626-8948
100 University International Center

Jill Merriam

Finance Director
(612) 625-2515
337 Morrill Hall

  • Oversight of budget functions for the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Human Resources, and various units that report to these offices

Charlot Meyer

Web Project Lead
(612) 626-4216
170A Morrill Hall

  • Web design and development for Provost and Vice Provost units

Ollie Moltaji

Graphic/Multimedia Designer
(612) 624-4545
170M Morrill Hall

  • Web design and development for Provost and Vice Provost units

Angie Pesch

Executive Assistant
(612) 624-2223
234 Morrill Hall

  • Provost calendar and travel
  • Provost daily activities support
  • General office coordination

Rebecca Ropers-Huilman

Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
(612) 626-9545
110 Morrill Hall

Bri Rosen-Stirewalt

Principal Secretary
(612) 301-9528
234 Morrill Hall

  • Office-wide clerical support
  • First point of contact in main office
  • Project and activity assistance

Henning Schroeder

Special Assistant to the Provost
(612) 625-2809
160C Morrill Hall

Joseph Shultz

Deputy Chief of Staff
(612) 626-6544
170H Morrill Hall

  • Accreditation Liaison to the Higher Learning Commission
  • Assessment of Student Learning (with Vice Provost McMaster)
  • Board of Regents coordination
  • Compact support
  • General office coordination
  • Outside consulting policy

Carol Strohecker

Kate Stuckert

Human Resources Director
(612) 625-8844
412 Morrill Hall

  • Oversight of human resources functions for the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Human Resources, and various units that report to these offices

Michelle Tillman

Administrative Associate
(612) 625-1105
234 Morrill Hall

  • Administrative support to Deb Cran
  • Backup in the absence of Angie Pesch

Maggie Towle

Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
(612) 626-1242
109 Appleby Hall

Kate Tyler

Assistant to the Provost
(612) 626-8535
130F Morrill Hall

  • Academic administration and strategic initiatives for Office of the Provost
  • Strategic planning implementation
  • Provost’s liaison to Institute for Advanced Study, 
    Center for Educational Innovation, Northrop
  • Strategic communications/content consultant for Office of
    the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Support Provost's Office work-plan advancement as 
    assistant to chief of staff

Marlo Welshons

Assistant to the Provost
(612) 625-0563
170C Morrill Hall

  • Academic Program Review process coordination
  • Policy Liaison
  • Provost's Office communications lead
  • Provost speaking engagement coordination and speechwriting
  • Provost's Office website content management

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