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. Laura Molgaard - Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

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Dr. Laura Molgaard is the Associate Dean for Academic and Students Affairs at the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine.  She is a 1991 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation she was in small animal private practice before moving into teaching at a veterinary technician program for several years and joined the UMN CVM in 1997.  Dr. Molgaard’s research interests include selection for and development of non-technical competencies, technology enhanced learning and outcomes assessment.  Her interest in diversity includes veterinary pipeline development, admissions, and culture/climate.


Dr. Margaret Root Kustritz - Assistant 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 - Curriculum Coordinator

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  • Course Coordinator Assistance
  • Curriculum Details
  • Semester scheduling
  • Student surgery lab scheduling

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

Amanda Anderson - Student Affairs Coordinator

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

Violeta Bonneville - Admissions/Scholarship Coordinator

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  • Admissions and Application Process
  • Prospective Student Advising
  • Recruitment
  • CVM Scholarships

Joe Douglass - Student Services Specialist

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  • Active Learning Classroom Scheduling
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Disability Accommodations

Ryan Rupprecht - eLearning Coordinator

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

Darlene Toedter - Registrar

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  • Classroom calendars
  • Drop/Add courses
  • Course evaluation access/reports
  • Grade submissions
  • E*Value