Academic & Student Affairs

The Academic and Student Affairs Division of the system office works with system institutions to identify and meet shared priorities so they can better serve their students and communities.


Ron Anderson

Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs


Ron Anderson serves as Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at Minnesota State. Prior to assuming that position he served as president of Century College from 2011-2015. Anderson has served in numerous other leadership roles including chief academic officer, chief student affairs officer, and chief financial officer, and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Anderson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Saint Olaf College where he earned a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in psychology. He also holds a master of arts in higher education and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Nate Hallanger

Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs


Nate Hallanger serves as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Prior to joining the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, he worked for eleven years in academic affairs at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, and served as the program director for a non-profit research center in Berkeley, California. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Augustana University before earning a master’s degree at Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

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Satasha Green-Stephen

Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs


Satasha Green-Stephen joined Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in July of 2018. She was the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and tenured Associate Professor in the College of Education at Chicago State University (CSU) and before that appointment she served as Dean of the College of Education at CSU, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at New York Institute of Technology and Associate Dean of Student and Curriculum Affairs and Associate Professor for the College of Education at The University of Alaska Anchorage. She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She is currently getting her Juris Doctor degree at John Marshall Law School.

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Brent Glass

Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Brent Glass is currently serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Brent has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education. Along with over 12 years in statewide leadership roles focused on academic and student affairs issues, he has over 8 years of campus experience supervising a number of student affairs operations including student employment, career development, gender/sexuality support office, first year experience, orientation, student life, recreation sports, student conduct, health services, and student center operations planning. He holds an A.A. from Northland Community College, a B.S. in criminal justice from Bemidji State University, and an M.S. in higher education administration from St. Cloud State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the higher education administration program at St. Cloud State University.

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Kim Lynch

Senior System Director of Educational Innovations


Kim Lynch has served as Senior System Director for Educational Innovations since 2014, overseeing enterprise technology services and resources. Kim has been in the Minnesota State system since 1994 and came to her current role with broad and deep experience in academic affairs and academic technology, having served as a faculty member, active learning advocate, center for instructional technology coordinator, dean of innovative teaching and learning, interim chief information officer, and dean of STEM and computer networking. Kim holds a B.A. in English and psychology from Hamline University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota.

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Mary Rothchild

Senior System Director of Workforce Development


Mary Rothchild joined the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in 2000. Before entering the field of higher education, Mary was a vice president at US Bank in Minneapolis. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Barnard College, NY, a master’s degree in business administration from Pace University, NY, and a Ph.D. in higher education policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.




Nancy D. Floyd

Senior System Director for Research


Nancy D. Floyd began her career in research and assessment managing the test bank at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. She then moved on to administer legislatively mandated program review at Midlands Technical College, and learned institutional research during 12 years as a system director at the University of South Carolina. She holds a BA in French, an MS in Marketing Research, and a PhD in Educational Research and Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She has served as an AIR IPEDS Educator since 2013, and is a current member of the National Postsecondary Education Collaborative group on IPEDS.

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Trent Janezich

Interim Executive Director for Workforce Solutions


Trent Janezich is currently the Interim Executive Director for Workforce Solutions where he is working on the redesign and implementation of a new system for customized training and continuing education delivery for Minnesota State.  Trent has been with the Minnesota State system as both a staff member and a student for the better part of seventeen years.  During this time, he has held multiple positions with multiple Minnesota State institutions and helped lead multiple innovative systems change projects.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of St. Thomas; a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota. His dissertation at the University of Minnesota was titled: The Community College Baccalaureate and Iron Range Engineering: Limiting Rural Brain Drain in Northeastern Minnesota by Offering a Hands-On Baccalaureate Degree on a Community College Campus

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ASA Org Chart

ASA Contact List

Senior Academic Affairs Officer List (systemwide)

Senior Student Affairs Officer List (systemwide)

Dean List (systemwide)

Centers of Excellence Contact list

System Office Staff (searchable directory of all system office employees; listings are available by division)

Other System Directories (includes links to the Board of Trustees roster, college and university presidents directory, Minnesota State Legislature directories and higher education affiliates of the system)

The Academic and Student Affairs Division prepares a variety of reports including many that are produced for the Minnesota Legislature. Find recent reports through the links below.


Minnesota State Degree and Certificate Completion Report to the Legislature

Minnesota State Degree and Certificate Completion Report Appendix B

Minnesota State Developmental Education Plan Report to the Legislature


News and Events

The Spring 2020 ASA/Equity and Inclusion conference has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the Fall 2020 Leadership Conference will be available soon.

ASA Newsletter

The ASA Newsletter is used as the primary communication tool delivering ASA news to Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers, Deans, Business/Industry Outreach Administrators, Center of Excellence contacts, Quality Matters Coordinators, system office staff, and others.

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