Leadership Team
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Leadership Team

Mission/Purpose: The Leadership Team strives to assure student success through purposeful planning, assessment, and implementation of strategic and operational goals through collaborative leadership, by promoting transparency, data-informed decisions, and open communication for continuous quality improvement.

Rassoul Dastmozd

Rassoul Dastmozd
President and CEO

As chief executive officer, the president provides leadership for the effective and efficient operation and administration of Saint Paul College and its programs, while upholding the College’s mission and vision. The president leads in planning for current and long-term educational needs of the College and supporting our strategic goals which are aligned with the strategic framework of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, as well as recommending operating and capital budgets to the System. The president also cultivates community partnerships to better serve the needs of the community served by the College.

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Scott Wilson
Vice President, Finance and Operations

Oversees budget planning, business office, including accounts receivable and accounts payable, facilities planning and operations, public safety, institutional research, planning, and effectiveness, and auxiliary planning and operations, including bookstore, cafeteria, and parking.

Kelly Murtaugh

Kelly Murtaugh
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic and Student Officer

Academic Affairs, including new program development, course scheduling, program inventory, and course development; Workforce Training and Continuing Education; Marketing and Public Relations; Enrollment Services; Student Development Services; Student Support Services; Financial Aid Office; and partnerships with K-12 and community based organizations.

Najam Saeed

Najam Saeed
Chief Information Officer

Data Center Operations, IT Help Desk, Document Imaging, Telecom, Web Services, Duplicating Services, Learning Management System and eLearning, Library, Network and Cybersecurity

Laura Savin

Laura Savin
Executive Director of Foundation & Alumni Relations

Friends of Saint Paul College foundation, grants, alumni programs, legislative relations

Rachelle Schmidt

Rachelle Schmidt
Chief Human Resources Officer

Provide leadership, direction and administrative support for all human resource functions at the College. Administer the management of the employee benefit program and labor contracts. Oversee the recruitment of all college employees, and the HRIS system. Serve as the employee ADA Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer.

Audrey Bergengren

Audrey Bergengren
Public Information Officer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

Primary contact for all media/press inquiries. Provides advanced professional strategic leadership and direction for institutional marketing and branding, program-specific marketing, internal and external communications, and supervision of the Marketing and Public Relations Department

Laura King

Laura King
Dean of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness

Provides leadership for institutional research, strategic planning, and continuous quality improvement at the College. Oversees data collection and analysis, performance measurement, benchmarking studies, key performance indicators, and other accountability indicators. Facilitates the strategic planning process and continuous quality improvement efforts. Serves as Saint Paul College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission and is responsible for leading the College through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) accreditation cycle. 

Maggie Soukup

Maggie Soukup
Executive Assistant to the President

Margaret is the executive assistant to College President, and provides support for President’s Office as well as supporting the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and the Executive Director of Friends of Saint Paul College, Foundation.

Administrative Team

Brendan Ashby
Dean, Health Sciences and Service Programs

Frank Braswell
Dean, Business, Career and Technical Education

Linda Kingston
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-STEM

Milford Muskett
Dean of Liberal & Fine Arts

Tracy Wilson
Dean of Workforce Training and Continuing Education

Shelley Bibeau
Associate Dean, Academic Services

Sarah Carrico
Dean of Enrollment Management

Kristen Raney
Dean of Student Engagement, Persistence, and Success

Dan Kirk
Physical Plant Director

Katie Yep
Registrar