Vice Chancellor Doug Knowlton announces the hire of Doug Binsfeld as Interim System Director for College Transitions. Doug Binsfeld starts his system office position on February 27, 2013 and steps into the interim role as System Director Karen Hynick continues her work as one of two Chancellors’ Fellows in support of the Strategic Framework Workgroups. Dr. Binsfeld joins the system office taking a leave from Inver Hills Community College where he served as Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication and Spanish from St. Cloud State University, a Master of Arts: Communication Studies at South Dakota State University and his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Dakota.
Doug brings to this position a wealth of experience as a faculty member and campus leader at Southwest Minnesota State University which includes experience working with concurrent enrollment programs, student assessment and Higher Learning AQIP accreditation. Doug will join Associate Vice Chancellor Mike Lopez and the Student Affairs team to address the emerging and growing issues of credit for prior learning and developmental/remedial education. Doug Binsfeld will work closely with Karen Hynick, as time permits, on a host of college transitions-related issues. Please join Vice Chancellor Knowlton in welcoming Doug Binsfeld who is housed in office 2221, 2nd Floor Atrium in the System Office.
Welcome Doug! Doug’s contact information is: Doug.Binsfeld@so.mnscu.edu and 651-201-1660.