Graduating Inver Hills students

Inver Hills is organized into academic, student services and administrative areas that work together to deliver quality educational opportunities and customer service to our students and the community.

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Organizational Structure

Below are members of the President's Executive and Management Teams.

Executive Team

  • Michael Berndt, President
  • Dr. Derrick Lindstrom, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Kari Rusch-Curl, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
  • David Milton, Vice President of Finance & Operations
  • Rachel Roberson, Vice President of Equity & Inclusion
  • Laina Carlson, Interim Director of Human Resources

Management Team

  • Barbara Curchack, Dean of Liberal Arts
  • Christopher Metsgar, Dean of Allied Health
  • Jan Austad, Associate Dean of Career Programs
  • Amanda Birkland, Interim Dean of Student Success
  • Kim Shaff, Executive Director of Foundations & Community Relations
  • Lisé Freking, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Paul DeMuth, Director of Operations
  • Todd Jagerson, College Information Technology Officer
  • Wendy Marson, Director of Institutional Research
  • Yohannes Agegnehu, Interim Dean of STEM & Social Sciences

Minnesota State

Inver Hills Community College is a member of Minnesota State, a state-supported system of 30 community and technical colleges and 7 universities throughout Minnesota. Serving nearly 400,000 students, Minnesota State is the 5th largest system of public colleges and universities in the nation. Minnesota State colleges and universities are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and many of the academic programs offered have received specialized accreditations. Our faculty, too, are credentialed, experienced, and dedicated.

System Governance

  • Board of Trustees - The system is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees. Trustees are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.
  • System Chancellor - Devinder Malhotra is the system chancellor who serves as the system president.
  • College and University Presidents - Each college and university within the system is headed by a president who serves as the executive officer. The presidents report to the system chancellor.

Alignment with Dakota County Technical College

Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College operate under an aligned structure. Partner schools in the Minnesota State system, the two schools are led by one president and share many personnel, programs, and services.

While each college pursues its own distinct missions, they work collaboratively to provide high quality education and training to the Twin Cities, to be good stewards of their resources, and to be the partner of choice for the communities they serve.

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