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NDUS Office Senior Staff

NDUS Senior Staff
  Larry C. Skogen Interim Chancellor
  Sonia Cowen Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
  Linda Donlin Vice Chancellor for Strategic Engagement
  Lisa Feldner Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Institutional Research
  Laura Glatt Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
  Murray Sagsveen Chief of Staff/NDUS Ethics Officer
  Rebecca Wimer Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Mark R. Hagerott, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark R. Hagerott is Chancellor for the North Dakota University System.

Phone: 701-328-2974

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Richard Rothaus, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

As the chief academic officer of NDUS, Dr. Rothaus oversees all academic and student affairs functions within the system including policy development, implementation management, and multi-campus coordination.

Phone: 701-328-2965

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Linda Donlin, M.S., B.S.
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Engagement

Linda Donlin
Linda Donlin is the University System's vice chancellor for strategic engagement. Donlin oversees engagement of all stakeholders in the State Board of Higher Education's vision for NDUS and development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for the system. This oversight includes public relations and communications with diverse NDUS external and internal audiences. She previously worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. as public affairs manager, where she was responsible for strategic communication with various audiences including the Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, 58,000 employees across Mayo's campuses and the public. Donlin is a native North Dakotan and also worked as director of communications and public relations at MDU Resources Group, Inc., and as senior editor at Basin Electric Power Cooperative, both in Bismarck. She has a master's degree in management with a human resources emphasis and a bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in public relations, both from the University of Mary in Bismarck.

Phone: 701-328-2962

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Lisa Feldner, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Institutional Research

Lisa Feldner
Lisa Felder, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Institutional Research, oversees the NDUS Core Technology Services (CTS) and institutional research, one of the most critical components of university system operations.

Dr. Feldner previously was CIO for the Information Technology Department for the State of North Dakota, where she oversaw technology activities in state and local government, managed a staff of 300 employees and a budget of $82 million. Feldner also held leadership roles in coordinating major IT initiatives, including the Statewide Technology Access for Government and Education Network (STAGEnet), the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), ConnectND, and the Geographical Information (GIS) Hub.

Prior to Dr. Feldner's appointment as ITD's CIO, she served as the Technology Director for Bismarck Public Schools, where she managed the budget and staff, including the development, design, and integration of software and hardware systems for more than 13,000 users at 26 campuses.

Feldner has a Ph. D. in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota, a master of science in mathematics education from Minot State University, and bachelor's of science degrees in computer science and business education, also from MiSU.

Phone: 701-328-1510

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Laura Glatt, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs

Laura Glatt
Laura Glatt is the University System's chief financial and administrative officer. She is responsible for developing policy and coordinating services for financial and capital planning and budgeting, accounting, system human resource services, state financial aid programs and other administrative functions.

Glatt is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in management from the University of Mary, Bismarck. Prior to assuming this position in 1994, Glatt served as NDUS director of finance. She also worked as a management and fiscal analyst for the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget and as a controller for the State Treasurer's Office.

Phone: 701-328-4116

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Murray G. Sagsveen, J.D.
Chief of Staff and Ethics Officer

Murray Sagsveen
Murray Sagsveen is an attorney with a wealth of experience in developing policies and working with government agencies, boards and associations, Sagsveen is assisting the Chancellor in shaping and implementing a solid organizational plan and structure. He will serve in this position during the leadership term of Interim Chancellor Skogen. Sagsveen's legal career includes state government, private practice, and the military. Governor Ed Schafer recalled him to active duty to coordinate law enforcement and flood recovery efforts during the 1997 flood in Grand Forks and surrounding areas. He also served as the State Health Officer, when he represented a multi-state region on the executive committee of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Sagsveen was employed as the associate executive director and general counsel of the American Academy of Neurology and related organizations in St. Paul, Minn., for 10 years before retiring to relocate to North Dakota in 2011. Gov. Jack Dalrymple recalled him to state active duty as the State Flood Recovery Coordinator, focusing on the 2011 Souris River flood in Minot. In February 2013, the Leadership North Dakota board of directors asked him to be that organization's first chief operating officer and to establish a senior executive leadership program for the state.

Sagsveen is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. He has studied ethics and theology and is a Certified Association Executive as well as a graduate of the Minnesota Executive Program at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is active in human rights efforts.

Phone: 701-328-1499

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Rebecca Wimer, B.A.S.
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Rebecca Wimer
Rebecca Wimer is the University System's executive assistant to Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen. Wimer helps to conserve the chancellor's time by maintaining his calendar, managing communication and visitors and arranging his activities and services.

Wimer has been with the NDUS since 2002. Along with being administrative support staff for the NDUS office during this time, she has also worked specifically as the State Board of Higher Education secretary, academic and articulation and transfer assistant and most recently the assistant to the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. Prior to joining the NDUS, Wimer worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of Public Instruction.

Wimer earned an associate's degree in administration from Bismarck State College and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Dickinson State University.

Phone: 701-328-2974

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