Finalists Named for Minnesota State Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Posted: May 20, 2021

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 20, 2021 – Minnesota State has named three finalists who are under consideration to be the next vice chancellor for information technology. The candidates are Shawn Belling, Casey Gordon, and Jacquelyn Malcolm.

The candidates were recommended by a search advisory committee that was comprised of students, faculty, and staff, and was chaired by Scott Olson, president of Winona State University. The candidates are scheduled to participate in open forum presentations on May 27 and May 28. Additional information about the forums, the candidates, and the process for providing feedback is available at and the Position Profile

Shawn Belling


Shawn Belling has served Madison College (WI) as chief information officer since 2018 and Farwell Project Advisors LLC as a senior advisor since 2017. Previously, he served Cloudcraze Software (acquired by Salesforce B2B Commerce) as vice president of product development and support from 2015 to 2017 and as vice president - professional services from 2012 to 2015; Promega Corporation as an IT Project Manager from 2005 to 2012; Foremost Farms as IT project manager/project management office (PMO) leader from 2004 to 2005; Discover Color, Inc. as vice president from 2003 to 2004; and J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. as senior manager, custom solutions from 1990 to 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His open forum presentation is scheduled for 11 - 11:45 a.m. on May 28. 



Casey Gordon

Casey Gordon has served the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University as chief information officer since 2019 and as director of information technology from 2015 to 2019. Previously, she served St. Cloud State University as director, technology support services from 2013 to 2015 and as manager, technology support services from 2006 to 2013; the University of Minnesota, Morris as user support supervisor from 2005 to 2006, as instructional technology specialist from 2004 to 2005, and as educational technology grant program coordinator from 2000 to 2004. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris, a master’s from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her open forum presentation is scheduled for 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. on May 27.



Jacquelyn Malcolm

Jacquelyn Malcolm has served SUNY Buffalo State College (NY) as chief information officer and as vice president of enrollment, marketing, and communications since 2018. Previously, she served  The Catholic University of America (DC) as associate vice president and chief marketing officer from 2016 to 2018; Delaware State University as executive director of marketing and communications from 2015 to 2016; the University of the District of Columbia as executive director, interactive media and portal administrator from 2010 to 2015, as executive director of alumni relations from 2009 to 2010, and as assistant vice president for marketing, communications, and alumni relations from 2008 to 2009; and Delaware State University as the executive director of integrated marketing from 2005 to 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University (PA), a master’s from The George Washington University (DC), and a doctorate from Delaware State University. Her open forum presentation is scheduled for 10 – 10:45 a.m. on May 28. 



The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is expected to consider Chancellor Devinder Malhotra’s recommendation at its June 16, 2021 meeting. It is anticipated that the appointment for the new vice chancellor will begin during the summer of 2021. 


Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 340,000 students. It is the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.