Following a national search, Rance Larsen has been selected as the Director of Admissions at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He will start his role at MSUM August 5.

Larsen brings nearly 30 years of experience to his new role, including experience in public, private, 2-year, and university settings.

Larsen is currently the Manager of Enrollment Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he previously served as Director of Admissions.

“Rance’s leadership skills, combined with the breadth and depth of his admissions experience, will help propel our recruitment and admissions operations to new levels of effectiveness,” Provost Anne Blackhurst said. “We are extremely pleased to have someone with Rance’s experience join our university.”

His job at MSUM will be to lead the Office of Admissions, oversee admissions operations and enroll students.

Larsen holds an M.P.A. from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and a B.A. in Communications (Public Relations) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The search committee was chaired by MSUM’s Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, David Wahlberg, and was aided by a team led by Vice President Steve Leo of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.