Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Brenda Amenson-Hill has announced that Michael Harwood will join MSUM in a new position starting June 4. The position, Associate Vice President Student Success, was created to provide leadership for retention, persistence, completion and success initiatives

Harwood previously held positions at NDSU, UND and MSU Mankato. He most recently served as NDSU’s AVP and Assistant Dean of Student Life.

“I am excited that Michael has accepted our offer and I look forward to seeing how his leadership increases the progress we’ve been making in retention,” said Amenson-Hill.

The new position was created by not filling a previously filled position and focusing the new position description on leadership to help students achieve their academic goals.