Academic and Student Affairs Staff

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The Academic and Student Affairs Office exists to support the DVM program and the students within the college. Our responsibilities include supporting administration and faculty with their roles in student learning.

Dr. Erin Burton - Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

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Dr. Erin Burton is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Students Affairs at the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Margaret Root Kustritz - Associate Dean of Education

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  • CIQ's/Mid-semester evaluations
  • Course coordinator assistance
  • Curriculum management
  • Education Day
  • Educational Support
  • Faculty Peer Review
  • Teaching seminar

Dr. Erin Malone - Assistant Dean for Curriculum

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  • Day-to-day curriculum management
  • Semester scheduling
  • Curricular projects



Dr. Vesna Hampel-Kozar - Director of Student Wellbeing and Success

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  • Student-focused wellbeing programs and initiatives
  • Consultation and coaching on issues related to student success
  • Connecting students with wellbeing resources on and off campus 



Joe Maple - Director of Academic Affairs

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  • Course scheduling
  • Student advising
  • College policies and procedures
  • Course catalog

Karen Nelson - Director of Admissions

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  • Admission requirements
  • Pre-Vet Student Advisors/Mentors
  • Recruitment
  • Early Admissions (VetFAST / VetLEAD) 
  • Scholarships

Amanda Anderson - Student Affairs Coordinator

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  • White Coat and Commencement Coordinator
  • Advising CVM Student Organizations and Student Representatives
  • Vet Med Classifieds and Veterinary Career Network
  • VetCamp program
  • EPA Competency Form

Violeta Bonneville - Admissions/Scholarship Coordinator

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  • Admissions, Application, and Interview Process
  • Prospective Student Advising
  • Recruitment
  • CVM Scholarships
  • International Student Visa

Jenna Carlson- Academic Technologist

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  • Classroom technology
  • eLearning support
  • Canvas set up and support

Joe Douglass - Registrar/Rotation Coordinator

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  • Active Learning Classroom Scheduling
  • Classroom calendars
  • Drop/add courses
  • Course evaluation access/reports
  • Grade submissions

Stephanie Krischuk - Externship Coordinator

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  • Rotations and Externships
  • Curriculum Committee (CCEP)
  • Affiliate Student Coordinator


Mua Lee - Course Assistant

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  • Classroom Support
  • Student Development
  • Canvas Assistance
  • Student Engagement 

Sara Mascari - Administration Specialist


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Academic and Student Affairs/Dean's Office

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  • Purchasing for Student Organizations
  • Ordering new/replacement name tags
  • Academic and Student Affairs office support

Ryan Rupprecht - Academic Technologist

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  • Classroom technology
  • eLearning support
  • Lecture capture
  • Canvas assistance

Laurel Zastrow - Student Services Specialist

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  • Student Admissions support
  • VetPAC
  • Rabies vaccination and titer clinics
  • Disability accommodations