Council of Regents

The Council of Regents' primary purpose is to assist the university in advancing the mission of the SGPP in the areas of visioning, strategic planning, and financial performance. Externally, regents serve as ambassadors for the SGPP.

The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs' (SGPP) Council 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. Its primary purpose is to assist the university in advancing the mission of the SGPP in the areas of visioning, strategic planning, and financial performance. Externally, regents serve as ambassadors for the SGPP.

Council Members

  • Edward Deiter — Retired, State of Minnesota
  • Robert Edwards — Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Susan Fangel M'08 — West Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Janice M. Johnson, Ph.D. — Applications/Technical Service Leader, Cargill, Inc.
  • Walter Jungbauer '87 — President, Jungbauer Consulting, Inc.
  • Craig Junker M'96, D'05 — President, Totino Grace High School
  • Elizabeth Kautz — Mayor, City of Burnsville
  • Chris Kobold '96 — Vice President, Bank of America Merill Lynch
  • Matt Mahmood — Managing Director, Marabek, LLC
  • Amanda Ziebell Mawanda— Strategic Services Consultant, Propel Nonprofits
  • Lindsay McCabe M'98 — Retired, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Hamid Quraishi — President, HASSQ Consulting Company
  • Jill Reilly, Ed.D. — President, Education, Leadership, & Management (ELM) Consultants
  • Keith Ryskoski
  • Tim Weir — Chief Executive Officer, Olmsted Medical Center
  • Kathy R. Wilde M'92 — Retired, Chief Nursing Officer, Hennepin County Medical Center

Principals

  • Rev. James. P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D. — President
  • Elizabeth Kautz — Chair
  • Lindsay McCabe — Vice Chair
  • Brian Schmisek — Provost and Dean of Faculties
  • Brother Robert Smith, FSC '76, Ph.D. — Ex-Officio

Resources to Regents

  • Susan Jarosak — Interim Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
  • Gary Klein— Vice President for Advancement and Communication
  • Michael Lovorn — Dean of Education
  • Susan Cosby Ronnenberg — Dean of the College
  • Michelle Wieser — Dean of Business and Technology