Academic and 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 for 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 St. 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.

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


Nate Hallanger serves as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. Prior to joining the Minnesota State, 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 for Academic Affairs


Satasha Green-Stephen joined Minnesota State 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).

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; Associate Dean of Student and Curriculum Affairs, and Associate Professor for the College of Education at The University of Alaska Anchorage.

She holds a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School, 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.

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Brent Glass

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Brent Glass is currently serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student
Affairs. Brent has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education. Along with over 13 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.

Brent 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 for Educational Innovations


Kim 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 for Workforce Development


Mary Rothchild joined the Minnesota State system in 2000. Before entering the field of higher education, Mary was a vice president at US Bank in Minneapolis. She also held commercial lending positions at banks in New York City, specializing in real estate and international shipping. In her current position, Mary is responsible for career and technical education (Carl D. Perkins Act), statewide education-industry partnerships through “centers of excellence,” adult learning and credit-for-prior learning, career and labor market information, and continuing education and customized training.

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 FloydNancy D. Floyd

Senior System Director for Research


Nancy Floyd joined Minnesota State as Senior System Director for Research in March 2020. In that role she oversees production of system submissions to the state Office of Higher Education, reports to the State Legislature on behalf of the system, and IPEDS submissions for seven universities and thirty colleges, as well as a number of systemwide data applications and long-range reporting projects. In this role she also serves on the Minnesota P-20 Education Partnership and specifically on the Learner Lifespan workgroup.

Nancy’s prior roles were as Director of Institutional Analytics at NC State University, system DIR/IPEDS Coordinator at the University of South Carolina flagship campus in Columbia, in institutional effectiveness for Midlands Technical College, and as manager of the test bank for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. She has held several offices with state and regional AIR affiliated organizations and with the Southern Universities Group (SUG). Nancy has given presentations on the use of basic statistics in IR, effective reporting in HR, and how to apply user feedback and cognitive psychology to improve data visualizations.

Additionally she is versed on the use of risk assessment in higher education leadership. She is an IPEDS Educator and current member (for public systems) of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC).

Senior Vice Chancellor Ron Anderson Speaking Request Form

ASA Org Chart

ASA Contact List

Senior Academic Affairs Officer List (systemwide)

Senior Student Affairs Officer List (systemwide)

Deans List (systemwide)

Centers of Excellence Contact list

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

Councils and Commission

The Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Councils and Commission were created with the purpose of reducing the historic number of system-level task forces. The result allows Academic and Student Affairs to provide venues where issues of mutual interest might be addressed, improve our ability to communicate with our constituents, and allow our faculty, student, and professional staff leadership to work in ways that are solution-oriented.

In addition, we have a shared interest in working to assure greater efficiencies in how we communicate ASA work plans. In the respective advisory roles, each of the councils plays an important part in helping staff identify and refine policies and procedures as well as work with the Academic and Student Affairs division to address system wide issues in ways that positively impact learner experiences.

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» Council Charter (Word Doc)

The Academic and Student Affairs Policy Council provides constituent advice and consultation on proposed Board of Trustees academic and student affairs policies and chancellor's procedures.

The work of this council supports Strategic Direction:

  1. To increase access and opportunity; Strategic Direction
  2. To promote and measure high-quality learning programs and services; and Strategic Direction
  3. To provide programs and services integral for state and regional economic needs.

Gary Hunter
System Director for Policy and Procedures

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» Council Charter (PDF)

The Student Affairs Council provides advice and consultation to the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs on emerging student affairs issues as they are received from its related subcommittees and user groups.

Brent Glass
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

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» Council Charter (PDF)

The Academic and Student Affairs Technology Council is an ongoing council with an advisory role to the vice chancellor of academic and student affairs and the Academic and Student Affairs Coordinating Commission.

The council will be the principal group responsible for advising the vice chancellor of academic affairs on all academic technologies that are piloted, adopted, and/or licensed for systemwide use.

They will advise and make recommendations on academic technologies including instructional related tools, online learning technologies, instructional media delivery, library technologies, and other instructional academic technologies that have systemwide application.

Kim Lynch, Ph.D.
Senior System Director for Educational Innovations

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Commission Charter

The Coordinating Commission (ASA-CC) is responsible for advising the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs on issues brought before and considered by four advisory councils:  Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Policy, and Technology. The ASA-CC is comprised of one chair from each council and, along with system office ASA senior leaders, serves as a venue for communication and sharing of information between or among Councils to avoid a duplication of effort and to review major council activities.
Information on the four Councils, including a “charter” document, council memberships, and other information, can be found in the tabs below.


Nate Hallanger
Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor

ASA SharePoint/Connect

Employees can access ASA SharePoint/Connect using your and password.

ASA Newsletter

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

Information is posted about current projects, upcoming events, meetings, conferences, division news, and deadline alerts. If you wish to share and receive information, please click on How to Subscribe or Submit a Post.