Administration

Kathleen Linaker
Kathleen Linaker
507-433-0607 

Kathleen Linaker

President
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta,
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University (MN), and a
  • Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University (IL).
Brad Doss
Brad Doss
Austin Campus
507-433-0523 (Office)
Brad.Doss@riverland.edu

Brad Doss

Vice President of Finance and Operations
  • B.S. Accounting, Minnesota State University-Mankato
MaryRose Eannace
Maryrose Eannace
507-433-0659 (Office)

Maryrose Eannace

Executive Consultant of Academic & Student Affairs
Mark Baas
Mark Baas
507-431-2202 (Office)

Mark Baas

vice president OF technology and learning resources
  • Ed.D. Educational Administration/Adult and Higher Education.  University of South Dakota

  • J.D.  University of South Dakota

  • M.A. Communication Studies. University of Northern Iowa

  • B.A.  Mass Communication. Buena Vista University

AimeeSue Larson
Aimee Sue Larson
507-433-0340 (Office)

Aimee Sue Larson

Vice President of Employee relations and Human Resources
  • Dual Master of Public Health / Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior - Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with Majors in Management and Marketing - Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
  • Associate of Business Degree in Computer Programming and Business Administration - American Institute of Business, Des Moines, IA
Jeannifer deane
Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

Dean of Academic Affairs: Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Ph.D. in History (Medieval & Early Modern Europe), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • BA in History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Okechukwu Ukaga
Okechukwu Ukaga
507-433-0698

Okechukwu Ukaga

Dean of Food & Agriculture
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural & Extension Education, Penn State University, University Park , PA
  • MBA in Business Administration, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Matt Bissonette
Matt Bissonette
Owatonna Campus
507-431-2260 (Office)

Matt Bissonette

Dean of Academics & Customized Training
  • Ed.D. Career & Technical Education.  University of Wisconsin – Stout
  • M.A. Transformational Leadership. Bethel University – St Paul
  • B.A. Biology. University of Iowa
Kim Nelson
Kim Nelson
Albert Lea Campus 201F
507-379-3335
 

Kim Nelson

INTERIM Dean of Academic Affairs: Agriculture, Transportation, Trades
  • B.S. Business Management, Southwest Minnesota State University-Marshall
Chris Wolf
Chris Wolf
Austin Campus
507-433-0676
 

Chris Wolf

Dean of Nursing, Health & Wellness
  • Master of Arts; Nursing (Leadership focus). Augsburg College.
  • Master - Business Administration. Cardinal Stritch University.
  • Bachelor of Science; Biotechnology. University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • Associate Degree; Nursing. Rochester Community & Technical College
  • Air War College; United States Air Force
Oscar Gonzalez
Oscar Gonzalez
Austin Campus
507-433-0560(Office)

Oscar Gonzalez

Dean of student affairs
  • Master of Science in Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Master of Science in Spanish, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement & Spanish, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Executive Leadership Academy Fellow, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley
  • Ethnic Studies Certificate, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • ADA Certificate Training Program, University of Missouri 
    UDL and Antiracist Teaching Certificate,  Minnesota State University, Mankato
Janelle Koepke
Janelle Koepke
Austin Campus
507-433-0695 (Office)

Janelle Koepke

Dean of institutional advancement
  • M.A. - Organizational Communication and Leadership - University of Dubuque
  • B.A. Communication, Dana College-Blair Nebraska
  • B.A. Spanish - Dana College-Blair Nebraska