Staff Directory

Karen Hanson, Executive Vice President and Provost, has direct administrative oversight for all colleges and academic units.

Office Address
234 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For general inquiries, call 612-625-0051 or email provost@umn.edu.
To schedule a meeting with the Provost, contact Angie Pesch at 612-624-2223 or apesch@umn.edu.
To invite the Provost to your event, please submit our online request form.
For questions about specific Provost office activities, please contact one of the staff members listed below.

Academic Affairs & Provost Staff

Staff Member Primary Responsibilities
Deb Cran
Chief of Staff
235 Morrill Hall
612-626-9580
cranx001@umn.edu
  • General point of contact for the office
  • Chief contact for system issues
  • Provost's liaison to senior academic and administrative leaders
  • Academic administration
  • Support implementation of provost's work plan
  • Provost's liaison for human resources, leadership searches and appointments
Joseph Shultz
Deputy Chief of Staff
170H Morrill Hall
612-626-6544
shul0048@umn.edu
  • Accreditation Liaison to the Higher Learning Commission; leadership for 2015 accreditation visit
  • Assessment of Student Learning (with Vice Provost McMaster)
  • Board of Regents coordination
  • Compact support
  • General office coordination
  • Outside consulting policy
Carla Carlson
Special Consultant
419 Morrill Hall
612-625-6755 carlsonc@umn.edu
  • Strategic planning implementation team
  • Provost’s liaison to the Corporate Engagement Work Group
  • Consultant to the Office for Public Engagement Special projects
Emily Ronning
Assistant to the Provost
170D Morrill Hall
612-626-8031
ronn0044@umn.edu
  • Academic Program Proposal Review and Approval
  • Accountability Report
  • Ford Lecture Series
  • Imagine Fund
Kate Tyler
Assistant to the Provost
130F Morrill Hall
612-626-8535
ktyler@umn.edu
  • Academic administration and strategic initiatives for Office of the Provost
  • Strategic planning implementation
  • Provost’s liaison to Institute for Advanced Study,
    Center for Educational Innovation, Northrop
  • Strategic communications/content consultant for Office of
    the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Support Provost's Office work-plan advancement as
    assistant to chief of staff
Marlo Welshons
Assistant to the Provost
170C Morrill Hall
612-625-0563
welsh066@umn.edu
  • Academic Program Review (with Vice Provosts McMaster and Schroeder)
  • Policy Liaison
  • Provost's Office communications lead
  • Provost speaking engagement coordination and speechwriting
  • Provost office website content management
Elizabeth Duykers
Administrative Associate
170N Morrill Hall
612-626-1027
duyke003@umn.edu
  • Project support for Emily Ronning, Joe Shultz, and Marlo Welshons
  • Web development and content management assistance
  • General operations support
Charlot Meyer
Web Project Lead
170A Morrill Hall
612-626-4216
meyer150@umn.edu
  • Web design and development for Provost and Vice Provost units
Ollie Moltaji
Graphic/Multimedia Designer
170M Morrill Hall
612-624-4545
mmoltaji@umn.edu
  • Web design and development for Provost and Vice Provost units
Angie Pesch
Executive Assistant
234 Morrill Hall
612-624-2223
apesch@umn.edu
  • Provost calendar and travel
  • Provost daily activities support
  • General office coordination
Bri Rosen
Principal Secretary
234 Morrill Hall
612-301-9528
rosen992@umn.edu
  • Office-wide clerical support
  • First point of contact in main office
  • Project and activity assistance
Michelle Tillman
Administrative Associate
234 Morrill Hall
612-625-1105
mtillman@umn.edu
  • Administrative support to Deb Cran
  • Backup in the absence of Angie Pesch

Vice Provosts and Associate Vice Presidents

Staff Member Primary Responsibilities
Danita M. Brown Young
109 Appleby Hall
612-626-1242
dbyoung@umn.edu
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Please see the OSA website for a complete vice provost staff and unit listing
Andrew Furco
Morrill Hall
612-624-6876
afurco@umn.edu
Associate Vice President for Public Engagement
Please see the Office for Public Engagement website for a complete staff and unit listing
Scott Lanyon
321 Johnston Hall
612-625-7840
gsdean@umn.edu
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
Please see the Graduate School website for a complete vice provost staff and unit listing
Robert McMaster
220-B Morrill Hall
612-626-9425
mcmaster@umn.edu
Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Please see the OUE website for a complete vice provost staff and unit listing
Meredith McQuaid
100 University International Center
612-626-8948
mcqua004@umn.edu
Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs
Please see the GPS Alliance website for a complete staff and unit listing
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
110 Morrill Hall
612-626-9545
ropers@umn.edu
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Please see the FAA website for a complete vice provost staff and unit listing.

Morrill Hall Shared Services Team

Staff Member Primary Responsibilities
Jill Merriam
Finance Director
337 Morrill Hall
612-625-2515
jmerriam@umn.edu
  • Oversight of budget functions for the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Human Resources, and various units that report to these offices
Olga Kavun-Wozniak
HR Manager
420 Morrill Hall
612-625-2468
kavun001@umn.edu
  • Human Resources Manager
Pat Ferrian
Finance Manager
311a Morrill Hall
612-626-1727
ferri004@umn.edu
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Resource Responsibility Manager for Office of the President and the Office of the Provost
Evy LaChapelle
Finance Professional
311a Morrill Hall
612-626-1635
elachape@umn.edu
  • Cluster director
Kate Stuckert
Human Resources Director
412 Morrill Hall
612-625-8844
stuck005@umn.edu
  • Oversight of human resources functions for the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Human Resources, and various units that report to these offices