Open forums have been scheduled for the Director of the Academic Support Center.

Rand Rasmussen, February 29, 2012, 3:00 p.m., CMU 227
Rand Rasmussen has been the Director of Student Support Services and the Academic Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston since 1996. He also serves as a staff counselor at UMC. Prior to working at UMC, Rand was the Chief of Psychiatric Services at the Wilson Center for Adolescent Psychiatry in Faribault, Minnesota. He has 22 years of experience in public and private institutions, has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is a specialist in group dynamics, organizational flow and effective maximization of personnel and funding.  Rand earned a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication from St. Cloud State University, an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of North Dakota.

Amy Sannes, March 1, 2012, 3:00 p.m., CMU 101
Amy Sannes has been the Director of the Academic Enhancement and Writing Center and Assistant to the Dean of Student Development at Concordia College in Moorhead since 1999.  She previously worked at MSU Moorhead with academic support programs, peer advising, First Year Experience, PSEO, and individual student counseling and advising. She is active in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and is currently the chair of the regional NACADA division.  Amy received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, an M.S. in Counseling and Student Affairs from MSU Moorhead, and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

Jill Kramer, March 2, 2012, 3:00 p.m., CMU 227
Jill Kramer has worked at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa since 2003.  She started as a resident hall director, became an academic advisor, and is currently the Program Coordinator for Academic Intervention and Coaching in the Academic Success Center at ISU.  Jill coordinates a comprehensive program that uses intrusive approaches to student success.  She is an expert in change management and is an active leader for campus training at ISU.  Jill earned a B.S. in Child Development Family Science and Sociology from North Dakota State University in Fargo, an M.Ed. in Higher Education-Student Affairs, from Iowa State University and will be completing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education at Iowa State later this year.