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Organizational Structure and Committees


Administrative Leadership
Organizational Structure

Rochester Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State system. A Board of Trustees governs the statewide system of community colleges, state universities and technical colleges.

RCTC's chief executive officer (President) reports to a Chancellor. The President's Office is the focal point for plans, policies, and operational decisions crucial to institutional progress. To fulfill the responsibilities for administration, the President's Cabinet consists of others responsible for specific functions of the College.


The President's Cabinet is a decision-making group, established to set priorities, establish goals and budgets, and advises the President on matters of substantial importance to the College. (Click on titles to view the organizational charts for each area.)

Interim President
(Dr. Mary Davenport)
Room: SS204

The President is the chief executive of the College and executes all MnSCU and RCTC policies and procedures.

Executive Vice President Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Affairs Officer)
(Dr. Greg Mosier)
Room: SS208

The Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs is the second ranked administrative officer after the President, and serves as the Chief Academic Officer with responsibility for the development/ coordination of the College's instructional programs, and oversees the College's accreditation. Academic Deans report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (Chief Student Affairs Officer)
(Dr. Michael Anthony)
Room: SS210

The Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is the Chief Student Affairs Officer with responsibility for the College's student services areas (i.e. admissions, financial aid, and student life. The Dean of Student Success reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Vice President of Finance and Facilities (Chief Finance Officer)
(Steve Schmall)
Room: SS220

The Vice President of Finance and Facilities is the Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the College's business affairs, auxiliary enterprises, and facilities.

Chief Human Resources Officer
(Renee Engelmeyer)
Room: CF115

The Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for all processes relating to the hiring of employees and other personnel issues related to current and prospective employees; and also serves as the College's Affirmative Action and Harassment Officer.

Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations
(Nate Stoltman)

The Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations is responsible for leading the College's marketing, advertising, public/media/community relations and communication programs, and assists in identifying goals and strategies to further the College mission.

President's Office Staff

Judy Kingsbury
Executive Assistant to the President
Room: SS203

In addition to the President's Cabinet, others assist the Cabinet in setting the strategic direction for various areas of the College. (Click on titles below to view the organizational charts for the remaining areas of the College.)

Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Innovation
(Dr. Ginny Boyum)
Room: PH421

Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and General Education
(Dr. Brenda Frame)
Room: PH323

Interim Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
(Dr. Brian Fors)
Room: HS103


Dean of Career and Technical Education and Business Partnerships
(Michelle Pyfferoen)
Room: HB100

Dean of Student Success
(Lisa Mohr)
Room: SS139

Chief Information Officer
(Scott Sahs)




To assist the President and Cabinet, the following President's Committees exist at the College:

Diversity Council: Advances the policies, diversity strategies and programs related to increasing academic success for underrepresented students, creating and maintaining a welcoming climate, building a diverse workforce and student body, and incorporting diversity within the curriculum.

Management Team: Provides input and discusses implications and deployments of decisions made by the Cabinet.



Shared governance is recognized as a significant and necessary part of RCTC's operation. The following are established by bargaining contracts or policy to ensure shared governance.

AFSCME Labor/Management: Per Article 31, Section 3 of the AFSCME Agreement, a local Labor/Management Committee shall be established for the purpose to improve communications between the College and the local union, and to serve as a forum in which issues of mutual concern can be discussed.

MAPE Meet and Confer: Per Article 32 of the MAPE Agreement, a local Meet and Confer Committee is established for the purpose of improving communications between the College and the Local MAPE Union and serve as a forum for issues of mutual concern.

MSCF Academic Affairs and Standards Council (AASC): Per Article 8, Section 2 MSCF Master Agreement, the purpose of AASC is to provide a forum to which management and faculty bring all proposals regarding academic affairs and standards.  The purpose of the Council is to provide direction for the President’s designee (Executive Vice President Academic Affairs) in all matters included in academic affairs, including course outlines, award requirements, academic standards, course and program components and the inventory of course and program offerings. In addition, a locally established Academic Standards subcommittee currently exists under AASC with a charge of hearing and acting on unique academic appeals and formulating policy recommendations on repetitive academic appeals.

MSCF Faculty Shared Governance Council (FSGC): Per Article 8, Section 1 MSCF Master Agreement, FSGC meets with the President and Vice Presidents for the purpose of a forum to make recommendations to the President on the following topic areas:  Personnel, Student Affairs, Facilities, Fiscal Matters and General Matters.  The Council has full authority to present the views of the faculty in these meetings. In addition, a locally established Faculty Evaluation subcommittee currently exists under FSGC with a charge of reviewing and forwarding recommendated changes for the faculty evaluation process and forms.

Safety and Security: Per Article 11, Section 2 of the AFSCME Agreement and Article 22, Section 4 of the MAPE Agreement, a safety committee is established to conduct safety/health inspections throughout the campus, and develop recommendations pertaining to all aspects of safety and security for students, staff and visitors to the campus.

Senate/Cabinet: The Student Senate Executive Board meets with the President's Cabinet and Director of Student LIfe as an opportunity for the Student Senate to share input on campus operations, curriculum, student life, general matters, and other issues of mutual concern through a forum process. In addition, other student committees are established by the Student Senate to provide input into issues pertienent to student life.



RCTC has a wide variety of all-college committees to make recommendations to assist in its operations.

Assessment of Student Learning (ASL):  Implements the initiatives laid out in the Institutional Assessment Plan and provides the necessary training opportunities to achieve the stated goals.

Campus Wayfinding: Determines campus wayfinding and signage needs, and helps shape the design of the campus wayfinding.

Commencement Planning: Plans the commencement ceremony, including recommending speakers and coordinating the evening’s event. 

eCAT (electronic Communications Advisory Team): Guides campus-wide requirements, business needs and desired tools/options in technology.

Facilities and Finance: Reviews various facility matters throughout the year (i.e. annual capital equipment, R&R requests).

Food Service: Provides input on food service concerns, issues, ideas, and also makes recommendations for improvement.

Institutional Quality Council (IQC): Creates a sustaining culture of excellence and continuous quality iimprovement, and provides leadership, direction, and reporting of all work directly associated with continuous quality improvement and compliance.

Online Education: Oversees the implementation of the Online Education Strategic Plan and continuous quality improvement for online education and academic technology.

Plaza/Memorial Hall Steering Task Force: The task force works with the architect on the schematic design for the Plaza/memorial Hall Project. (The continuous of this committee is contingent to Legislative passage of a Capital Bonding Bill that includes RCTC's Plaza/Memorial Hall Project.)

Program Safety: Reviews the safety aspects of academic programs to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. 

Recognition: Plans recognition events and programs for the college, and selects the “Best Bee” recipients.

Strategic Enrollment Management Council (SEMC): Serves to develop, review and assess progress toward strategic enrollment management goals and objections.

Student Conduct Board: Reviews evidence and witness testimony to determine whether a violation of Student Conduct occurred, and determines any applicable sanction(s) if the Student Conduct Policy is violated.

Student Success Day:  Plans the Student Success Day activities.

Technology: Provides input and recommendations on non-academic and support services computing initiatives focusing on technology campus-wide.


Various academic program advisory committees also exist to advise on the design, development, implementation, evaluation, maintenance and revision of career/technical programs within career pathways.


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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