May 18, 2012

Vice chancellor visits

Douglas Knowlton, the new MnSCU vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, visited Central Lakes College yesterday. He met with several deans and directors and toured the campuses in Brainerd and Staples. Knowlton had been president of Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. since 2004 and earlier was vice chancellor for academic affairs and a tenured professor at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He also has been chair of special education and the Department of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of special education at the University of North Dakota; a faculty member at UND’s Conflict Resolution Center; director of child evaluation and treatment at the UND Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital; and a consulting psychologist at the Minnesota Health Department. He has served on what was the Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges and the Minnesota Higher Education Board before the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities began operations in 1995. Knowlton holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Denver, a master's in psychology, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, both from the University of North Dakota.