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 Dieter – Saint Paul, Minn.
  • John Doherty – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Robert Edwards ’00 – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Susan A. Fangel ’19, M’08 – West Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Janice M. Johnson, Ph.D. – Hopkins, Minn.
  • Craig Junker M’96, D’05 – Circle Pines, Minn.
  • Chris Kobold ’96 – Minneapolis, Minn. 
  • Matt Mahmood – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Amanda Ziebell Mawanda – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Hamid Quraishi – Winona, Minn.
  • Jill Reilly, Ed.D. – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Keith Ryskoski – Burnsville, Minn.
  • Tim Weir – Rochester, Minn.
  • Kathy R. Wilde M’92 – Minneapolis, Minn.

Principals

  • Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D. – President
  • Elizabeth Kautz – Mayor, City of Burnsville, Chair
  • Lindsay McCabe M’98 – Edina, Minn., 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, School of Health and Human Services
  • Gary Klein — Vice President for Advancement
  • Michael Lovorn  — Dean of Education
  • Susan Cosby Ronnenberg — Dean of the College
  • Michelle Wieser — Dean of Business and Technology