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WILSON TO BE PROVOST/VPAA AT DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY
DICKINSON, N.D. –Dr. Thomas Mitzel, president of Dickinson State University (DSU), announced Jan. 11, 2016, that Dr. Carmen Wilson has been appointed to the position of Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at DSU, effective March 28, 2016.
“I am excited to be the next Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dickinson State University. As an administrator with extensive leadership experience, I am deeply familiar with the values of personal attention, community collaboration, and faculty and staff excellence that are part of the ethos of Dickinson State University,” said Wilson. “I am looking forward to leading this outstanding public, comprehensive institution, to its next level of excellence as we serve students from a wide spectrum of life situations.”
Wilson comes to Dickinson State from University of Wisconsin-Rock County where she has served for five years as Chief Executive Officer and Dean. Before working at UW-Rock County, Wilson worked for 16 years at UW-La Crosse as an administrator and faculty member in the department of psychology. While at UW-L, she served as the Affirmative Action Officer and Chancellor's Chief of Staff (2008-2011), Faculty Senate Chair (2005-2008), Assessment Coordinator (2004-2008), Chair of the Chancellor Search and Screen Committee (2006), and North Central Association Accreditation Coordinator (2005-2007). Wilson is currently a Consultant Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association.
“Carmen brings a unique blend of administrative and faculty experience to this position. She has demonstrated her ability to lead and has a commitment to facilitating educational opportunities for students that are transformational and empowering,” said Mitzel. “We look forward to having her join our campus leadership team.”
Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and both master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology, all from Iowa State University. She has authored or co-authored several chapters for books and peer-reviewed journal articles relating to psychology. In 2009, she completed The Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.