Welcome Project Manager Michael Olesen to ASA

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Olesen as the Project Manager for Educational Innovations, Academic and Student Affairs, system office.  In this role, Michael will have ongoing responsibility for key technology projects that have direct impact on Academic and Student Affairs. He will begin his work with us on August 09, 2017.


Michael brings a wealth of higher education experience from the Minnesota State system and University of Minnesota. Throughout his career, Michael has demonstrated excellent planning and implementation success on highly complex and technical projects. Most recently he has been the director of the Rural Information Technology Alliance (RITA) located at Pine Technical and Community College. In this position, Michael directed the development of the consortium’s mission and vision. In addition, Michael has served as the director of information technology at University of Minnesota Rochester, Rochester.


Michael holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from St. Cloud State University and a B.A. in history from Hamline University. Contact: Michael Olesen


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