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Council of Regents

Schools of Graduate & Professional Programs

The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs' Council of Regents (formerly the Board of Regents) is established to provide external expert counsel to the President of Saint Mary's University through delegated responsibility to the SGPP Vice President in matters relating to the SGPP. Its primary purpose is to assist the university in advancing the mission of the Schools in the areas of vision, strategic plan and directions, as well as financial performance. Externally, Regents serve as ambassadors for the SGPP.

Council Members
Chuck Bolton - President, The Bolton Group
Ivy Chang - Owner, PR International
Michael Dale - Medical Device Executive
Edward Dieter - Deputy Director, Minnesota Trade Office
John G. Doherty - COO and VP of Finance for Univ. of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Dr. Janice M. Johnson - Applications/Technical Service Leader, Cargill, Inc.
Walter Jungbauer - President, Jungbauer Consulting, Inc.
Farley S. Kaufmann - Partner, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
Elizabeth Kautz - Mayor, City of Burnsville
Christine R. Kowalski - Senior Vice President, Global Operations & Supply Chain, American Medical Systems
Dale Kurschner - Editor-in-Chief, Twin Cities Business Journal
Gloria Lewis - President and CEO, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
G. Carlos Lopez - President, Casa Travel, Inc.
Matt Mahmood - Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Plastics, Inc.
Lindsay McCabe - Saint Mary's University (retired)
Michael L. Meyer - Sr. Vice President, Ecolab
John Montague - Managing Director of 40 Ventures
Diane Paterson - Chief Financial Officer, heart&core Athletic Apparel
Dr. Jill M. Reilly - President, ELM Consultants, LLC and President Emeritus, Academy of Holy Angels
Keith Ryskoski - Assistant Superintendent, South Washington County Schools
Loras H. Sieve - General Mills, Inc., Retired
Kathy Wilde - Chief Nursing Officer, Hennepin County Medical Center
Amanda Ziebell-Finley - Missioner for Mission, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Principals
Elizabeth Kautz - Chair
Brother Robert Smith, FSC - Ex-Officio
Brother William Mann, FSC - President

Resources to Regents
Gena Bilden - Dean, Enrollment Management & Student Services
Dr. Linka Holey - Associate Vice President, Academic Dean
Rebecca Hopkins - Dean, Graduate School of Education
Audrey Kintzi - Vice President for Development
Dushan Knezevich - Executive Director, Office of International Programs and Collaborations
Scott McMahon - Associate Vice President for External Relations
Merri Moody - Dean, Graduate School of Health & Human Services
Dr. Matthew Nowakowski - Dean, Graduate School of Business & Technology