Four candidates for the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs have been selected. Candidate interviews will start Friday, May 5.

Jonathan Eichten’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 5 in CMU 205.

Jonathan Eichten has served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at St. Cloud Technical & Community College since 2014. Previously he served the Minnesota State system office as interim Senior System Director for Academic and Student Service Technology and Students First Director;  North Hennepin Community College as Dean of Student Affairs; and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College as Associate Dean of Students. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Michael (Mike) Heitkamp’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Monday, May 8 in CMU 205

Mike Heitkamp has extensive experience in the higher education industry serving as the chief enrollment officer. He is currently the Vice President of Enrollment at the University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D. Previous positions include the Associate Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment at Bemidji State University; Director of Admissions at the University of Mary and Rasmussen College, both Bismarck, N.D. Heitkamp completed his undergraduate degree and MBA at the University of Mary.

Jane Birkholz’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in CMU 205

Jane Birkholz has devoted her career to enhancing access to higher education for all students who want to invest in themselves, as well as building bridges to support student persistence and success. Most recently, serving as Dean of Student Success, she has served in increasingly responsible administrative positions in student services, enrollment management as well as in continuing and adult education. She has a Ph.D. in education from the University of Nebraska, a master of science in college student development from the former Mankato State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Thalia Wilson’s public forum will be from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 in CMU 205

Thalia Wilson has more than 20 years of higher education experience, with 15 in a leadership role. Wilson’s positions and responsibilities have progressed over time, which is a result of her strong ethic for teamwork and commitment to supporting student success. She has also made contributions to Tennessee’s aggressive completion agenda, and served on statewide committees to help implement nationally recognized programs, such as the Tennessee Promise, the Seamless Alignment of Integrated Learning Support, and the launch of the statewide reverse transfer program. She earned her bachelor and master’s degrees from Tennessee State University and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at Northcentral University.