Employee Information

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

About Kim

Kim Nelson started her career with Riverland in November of 2017 as the Director of Grants and Alumni Relations. In January of 2022 Kim was named the Director of Career and Community Connections. As a member of the Advancement team, she will carry out the work of launching our Career Connections program which seeks to strengthen and form new mutually beneficial partnerships with industry partners who hire Riverland graduates. She brings passion for Riverland and experience in developing relations with community partners in Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna.
Kim came to Riverland with significant experience in community outreach and program development. She brings organizational management experience through her work as a director of non-profit childcare center to the position and the college. Because the position is flexible, she travels to all three campuses. While at those sites she will build relationships with staff, faculty, and students. She loves her position at Riverland and feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to work for such a great organization.

Phone: 507-379-3335
E-mail: Kimberly.Nelson@riverland.edu
Department: Academic Affairs
Job Title: Interim Dean of Academic Affairs; Agriculture, Transportation, Trades

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Grant writing and Project Management

Professional Associations

  • Kiwanis

  • Albert Lea Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Board Member

  • Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Member

  • Blue Zones Leadership Team

  • Albert Lea Education Foundation

  • Albert Lea School Board Member

  • Chamber Foundation, Albert Lea Freeborn County

Awards and Honors

  • Beegle Certified Poverty Coach

  • Graduate of Albert Lea Community Leadership Program

  • Graduate of Owatonna Community Leadership Program

  • Graduate of Blandin Leadership Program

  • Certified Grant Writer

  • Past Chair of the Chamber and CVB boards

  • Volunteer of the Year-Albert Lea 2010

More about Kim Nelson

Kim is married to husband Jeff. They have two children Adam and Sydney. They live on a farm in rural Albert Lea with their dog, Ruby. She enjoys high school and college sports, Kim and her family love to travel!

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