Academic Leadership

Providing strategic direction in the areas of teaching, learning, and scholarship.

The Office of the Provost at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota promotes the continuous advancement of scholarship, learning, and teaching. Our academic leadership collaborates to oversee all academic activities of the university, including: academic planning and budgeting; faculty and academic staff recruitment, development and advancement of faculty; program evaluation; assessment of student learning; processes governing academic standards and policies; and academic support services.

The Office of the Provost serves the students and faculty of the university, and welcomes any questions or concerns you may have.

Academic Officers

Provost and Dean of Faculties
Brian Schmisek. Ph.D.
Office of the Provost Organizational Chart (PDF)

Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs
Eden Wales Freedman, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Programs
Andrea Carroll-Glover

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Timothy Albers


Dean of Business and Technology
Michelle Wieser, Ph.D.

Dean of Education
Michael Lovorn, Ph.D.

Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
Todd Reinhart, Sc.D.

Dean of Student Success and First Generation Initiative
Alisa Macksey, M.A.

Dean of the College
Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, Ph.D.