Board of Trustees

Marianne Allen

Marianne Allen

Marianne Allen, president of the Alumni Association, graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a degree in Health Information Administration. She is the Principal and Senior Leader at Allen Consulting and has helped multiple companies develop new innovative health care products. She is a recognized leader and consultant who assists companies in the development and execution of strategic goals and operational excellence. Marianne was previously Vice President of Operations at St. Anthony Media, publisher of The Innovativity Toolkit: The Ultimate Paradigm for Managing Innovation and Optimizing Creativity. She also has extensive experience in customer service, back-end operations, training staff, and identifying ways to improve operational performance and employee satisfaction. Marianne also worked at several health care consulting, software, and media companies including St. Anthony Publishing/Consulting, Ingenix (now Optum), MedLearn (Panacea Healthcare Solutions), and Decision Health. Marianne has a passion for helping others and devotes time to mentor up-and-coming top talent leaders and volunteers for several organizations in Duluth, St. Paul, and Washington D.C. areas including Menttium and the College.


Deborah Amberg

Deborah A. Amberg

Deborah (Deb) A. Amberg is the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Regulated Operations ALLETE, Inc., and is President of Superior Water Light and Power Company (named in 2016). She joined the company in 1990 as an attorney, was named Senior Attorney in 1998, and was named General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of corporate legal services in 2004. She was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006. In 2009, she gained responsibility for Environment and Land Management, and in 2010, Safety and Industrial Hygiene joined her group, after she led Human Resources on an interim basis in 2009-2010. Her work has encompassed regulatory forums, federal, state and local government matters, permitting activities, corporate governance, strategy development, compliance, human resources, and mergers and acquisitions. Deb’s legal experience has focused in areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, Employment Law, Securities Law, and Corporate Governance.

She received her BA in economics from the University of Minnesota and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. She is a member of the Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee, American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Association of Corporate Counsel, National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Deb’s volunteer activities include serving as President of the Board of Trustees for the Marshall School in Duluth and as a board member of One Roof Community Housing. She is also a past board chair for First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center and board member for Boy Scouts of America-Voyageurs Area Council. In her free time, Deb enjoys time riding her Harley, digging in the garden, listening to live blues music, watching movies, camping, reading, cooking, scrapbooking, and hanging out with her kids, Maddie (20) and Jack (18).


Steve Burgess

Steven (Steve) Burgess

Steven (Steve) Burgess is currently the President and CEO of National Bank of Commerce located in Superior, Wisconsin. NBC has locations in Superior, WI, Duluth, MN, Solon Springs, WI, Poplar, WI, and Hermantown, MN. He has over 30 years of banking experience, focusing primarily on commercial and consumer lending in addition to agricultural lending. He spent 6 years with M&I Central Bank and Trust located in Marshfield, WI, followed by 11 years with State Bank Financial in LaCrosse, WI. Steve serves on the Essentia Health Duluth Clinic Foundation board, the Minnesota Bankers Association board, and the APEX board; he is the former chair of the Wisconsin Business Development Board, on which he served for 13 years as a voting member or board member. Steve is a member of the Duluth Rotary Club 25, the Greater Downtown Duluth, the LSBE Advisory Board, the Kitch Gammi Club, and the Northland Country Club. Steve received a BS degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He and his wife Kathy have five children.


Bryan Chavez

Bryan Chavez

Bryan Chavez is the student Trustee. He is an alumnus of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School where he worked for Thomson Reuters, Wells Fargo Securities, Target Corporation and Medtronic as a student intern to pay his tuition. He is in his final two years at The College of St. Scholastica in the School of Business and Technology studying both Accounting and Finance. Bryan has been active in the community, where he volunteered at the Benedictine Health Center. In addition, Bryan is involved in collegiate sports with the CSS Men's Soccer team. He is passionate about raising awareness and creating justice. He currently holds leadership positions as treasurer with the International Club and the Latinx Student Union. Additionally, he is also part of the Accounting Club and has served on the finance committee for Student Senate. He is grateful for his experience at CSS and thankful to have family members be a part of his journey. Bryan Chavez also blogs about his life as a Saint in the CSS home page for prospective students where he is able to demonstrate his love for St. Scholastica. He is the current CSS Savvy Saint and teaches current students the importance of financial literacy and guides them in personal budgets through GradReady. In his free time, he enjoys watching "Shark Tank" and taking photographs. He hopes to one day to become an entrepreneur and open a business of his own. 


Dan Clay

Daniel (Dan) Clay

Daniel (Dan) Clay is currently professor and dean of the University of Iowa College of Education. Dan received his bachelor’s degree at the College of St. Scholastica in psychology and both his master’s degree and doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He also earned a certificate in Higher Education Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and recently completed his MBA at the University of Missouri. Dan has pioneered the development of online K-12 curriculum to bring the highest quality K-12 curriculum to a global audience. He is a leader in the application of continuous quality improvement methods through implementation of Baldrige principles, which focus on organizational performance excellence. Dan was recognized in 2014 as a Leader of Change by the The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation: Higher Education’s Network for Change Leadership. He most recently served as the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri. He has held faculty and leadership positions at the University of Iowa and Auburn University; he is a nationally recognized scholar and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the American Psychological Association. Dan authored the national award-winning book entitled Helping Schoolchildren with Chronic Health Conditions: A Practical Guide. He is also a successful entrepreneur involved in business start-ups inside and outside education.


Ed Crawford

Ed Crawford

Ed Crawford retired in June of 2015 as the Assistant Superintendent with the Duluth Public Schools. He was the principal at Duluth Denfeld High School for over six years, where he led a Dropout Prevention, Retention, and Graduation Initiative. He is a 1978 graduate of the College, earning a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology. He earned a master of science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a sixth-year certificate in educational administration from St. Cloud State University. Ed received the College's Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award in 2005, and he was named the 2009 Northeast Division Principal of the Year. Ed currently serves on the Board of Directors for St. Mary's Medical Center, The Northland Foundation Emeritus Trustee Group, The Duluth YMCA Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees and the Duluth Teachers Credit Union.


Sister Mary Susan Dewitt, O.S.B.

Sister Mary Susan Dewitt, O.S.B.

Sister Mary Susan Dewitt, O.S.B., is a certified staff chaplain at the Benedictine Health Center (BHC). She began her ministry in health care as a nurse, graduating from The College of St. Scholastica and operating a clinic in Chile, South America, for 12 years. She served nine years as a prefect in Somers Hall and as an adjunct instructor in the Spanish Department. She is a member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and for many years, she facilitated a Spanish faith-sharing group at the Federal Prison. She worked as a liaison with the Dining with Dignity Program at the Duluth Gospel Mission for nine years. She has ministered in the chaplaincy department at the BHC since its opening in 1981 and served as its director for five years. She served nine years on the St. Mary's Medical Center Board and is currently a member of the Benedictine Living Communities board in North and South Dakota.


Chris Dolan

Chris Dolan

Chris Dolan graduated with highest honors from the College of St. Scholastica in 2001 and earned his juris doctorate from Georgetown University in 2006. He is currently a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, specializing in environmental and natural resources litigation, environmental review, and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Chris worked as a McCleary law fellow with the Human Rights Campaign and as a legal and policy associate with Workplace Flexibility 2010, a policy initiative of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Georgetown University. Before beginning his legal career, Chris was executive director of Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drives, an organization that collected food for Twin Cities food shelves. He is the recipient of the Eleven Who Care Award, Jefferson Award, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service Benefiting a Local Community. Chris has also served as an instructor of business law for Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students at the College of St. Scholastica.


Jessica Durbin

Jessica Durbin

Jessica Durbin graduated with highest honors from the College of St. Scholastica in 1998. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar, in 2001 and joined the law firm of Johnson, Killen & Seiler, P.A. in Duluth, Minnesota that same year. Jessica specializes in the areas of labor law, employment law, employment discrimination law, business law, and civil litigation; she is a frequent speaker at seminars on those subjects. She is admitted to practice before all Minnesota state and federal courts. Jessica is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, including the Labor and Employment Law Section, and the Eleventh District Bar Association. Jessica serves on the Board of Directors of the Duluth Regional Care Center and is active in the Northeastern Minnesota Chapter of Minnesota Women Lawyers, of which she was a charter member. She served as chair of the Board of Directors of the Duluth Regional Care Center, chair of the Eleventh District Bar Association Ethics Committee, President of the Duluth New Lawyers, and as a member of the City of Duluth Commission on Disabilities and the Minnesota State Bar Association Convention Planning Committee. She has also served the College as the Co-Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, on the Pre-Law Advisory Board, and on the Centennial Steering Committee. Jessica has been selected as a Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine and was the recipient of the College’s Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2008.


Beth Just

Beth Haenke Just

Beth Haenke Just, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, a recognized patient matching industry expert is founder and CEO of Just Associates, Inc. (JA) a healthcare data integration consulting firm focused on identity data integrity, data migration and health information exchange. As an HIM and IT professional, she has experience working with all types and sizes of healthcare organizations. Ms. Just served on the AHIMA Board of Directors from 2009 – 2011 and was Chair of both the Finance and Industry Committees. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Scholastica. She served on CORHIO’s technical advisory committee and volunteers her expertise to the Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN). She has also served as President of CHIMA and on numerous CHIMA and AHIMA committees and work groups. Her articles have been published in Executive Insight, The Journal of AHIMA, For The Record, Healthcare IT News, HFMA and ADVANCE and her works were cited in the ONC’s Patient Matching report published in February 2014. JA was recognized in 2014 as a “Colorado Company to Watch” which recognizes second-stage companies in Colorado that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state.


Dr. David Herman

Dr. David Herman

Dr. David Herman is chief executive officer of Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. A native of International Falls, MN, David received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He has a fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis from the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He also has a master of science degree in medical management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is interested in continuing to practice ophthalmology while serving as CEO. With more than 20 years in healthcare leadership, David served as the president and chief executive officer of Vidant Health, an integrated healthcare system in eastern North Carolina. Before moving to North Carolina, David served on the Mayo Clinic staff from 1988 to 2011, where he was a professor of ophthalmology. He also was chairman of the Clinical Practice Committee at Mayo Clinic, a member of the Rochester Executive Board, a member of the board of directors for Mayo Clinic Health System and a member of the Mayo Clinic Management Team. He serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the (international) board of trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. David and his wife, Karen, have four adult children and two granddaughters. Their oldest daughter lives in Elgin, MN, and their three other children attend college at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Yale University, and Luther College.


Mat Johnson

Mathew (Mat) Johnson

Mathew (Mat) Johnson is the CEO/founder of GeaCom and inventor of Phrazer®. He is an internationally recognized innovator with experience in both startup and established businesses. Prior to GeaCom Mat was on the management team of Kawaguchi America (a division of Kawaguchi Japan), president of Veldhiezen Group Inc. and contracted with many high tech fortune 500 companies such as Cargill, Honeywell and Medtronic.

Mat sees his work with GeaCom as a part of a moral imperative and believes stronger understanding and the proper use of Communication Theory is a vehicle for global improvement. As a youth, he grew up between the Twin Cities area and International Falls and has enjoyed extensive travel. Mat participated in Division I and professional hockey; he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family. Mat currently resides in Duluth, MN.


Sister Gretchen Johnston, O.S.B.

Sister Gretchen Johnston, O.S.B.

Sister Gretchen Johnston, O.S.B., is a Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery. She is currently organist and chime choir director at Concordia Lutheran Church, assistant organist and cantor at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and a piano accompanist for vocalists at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Music Education in 2004, having first obtained an Associate degree in music at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Virginia, MN, in 2000. In 2006 she received a Master’s degree in Music from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Sister Gretchen is a member of MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, Duluth Music Teacher's Association, and Arrowhead Music Teacher’s Association.


Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary

Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary

Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary is president of The College of St. Scholastica. She came to the College from The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. She served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives there starting in 2014. She joined New Rochelle in 2010 as Vice President for Student Services. Geary holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, a B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York City, and is completing an M.A. in Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.


Melanie Mogg

Melanie Mogg

Melanie Mogg is self employed as a tax practitioner, author, and professional speaker in the area of accounting, tax, and personal finance. Melanie earned her bachelor of science degree and master of business administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Minnesota. As a professional, Melanie works with individuals and closely held businesses on tax and financial matters. She is an author, editor, and seminar leader in the area of tax law and finance for Thomson Reuters. Melanie is a former faculty member at The College of St. Scholastica and the parent of two CSS graduates, one from the Duluth campus and another from the St. Paul degree completion program. Melanie lives in Little Canada, Minnesota.


Dr. Vincent Ohaju

Dr. Vincent Ohaju

Vincent Ohaju is the Trauma Medical Director for CHI St. Joseph Regional Health in Bryan, Texas. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas A&M Health Science Center. He received his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX, where he also completed his Internship and Residency in General Surgery. In addition, he completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is currently board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Vincent is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine He was the principal investigator for several clinical trials and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Minnesota Medical School—Duluth, MN, where he received the honor of Community Physician Faculty of the year in 2007 and 2011. Vincent was honored with an award by his peers and received “Top-Doctor” for seven consecutive years prior to his relocation to Texas. (presented by Duluth Superior Magazine). He was the Vice President of the Lake Superior Medical Society, the MN Committee on Trauma. Vincent is a founding member and chairman of VOOM Foundation; he volunteers for organizations and causes aimed at providing education and improving healthcare services in the community in which he lives. He and his wife Ann have six children.


Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe is President Emeritus of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has also served as commissioner of Minnesota's Department of Human Services and CEO of The McKnight Foundation. Earlier positions include Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois; Vice President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; and U.S. delegate to the Education Committee of the OECD. For 20 years, he co-chaired the Program on Education of the Aspen Institute. He was appointed to two terms on the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota and served 12 years on the board of Minnesota Public Radio. He currently serves on the board of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a DC-based non-profit that promotes high school reform. He has an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics, an M.S. in nuclear physics and an honorary doctor of letters from Hamline University.


Sister Sarah O'Malley, O.S.B.

Sister Sarah O'Malley, O.S.B.

Sister Sarah O’Malley, O.S.B., is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica and a member of St. Scholastica Monastery. She holds a master’s degree in Sacred Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. She completed seven units of Clincal Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) in preparation for becoming Director of Parish Pastoral Ministry. For the past 30 years she has served in this capacity in two large parishes in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2014 she received the Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award from the College for her years of outstanding professionalism and dedication to the Phoenix Community, as well as to her college. She is currently engaged in Retreat Ministry in Duluth, Minnesota.


Sister Beverly Raway, O.S.B.

Sister Beverly Raway, O.S.B.

Sister Beverly Raway, O.S.B., is Prioress of St. Scholastica Monastery and President of the Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Association. She holds a doctoral degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Nursing from The College of St. Scholastica. Sister Beverly taught biology at Cathedral High School (now Marshall School) in Duluth for 11 years, before becoming a nurse. She was a nurse educator for 22 years at the College of St. Scholastica in the Traditional Undergraduate Program before being elected as Prioress in June of 2015. During her tenure at the College, Sister Beverly initiated a program and coordinated preparatory courses for service trips to work with the Benedictine Sisters of St. Agnes in Tanzania, one of the two twinning communities associated with St. Scholastica Monastery. Students and alumni assisted the Sisters in their health care centers, orphanages, and schools. Sister Beverly currently serves on The College of St. Scholastica Board of Trustees, the Essentia Health Board, St. Mary’s Medical Center Board in Duluth, St. Mary’s Hospital Board in Superior, Wisconsin, and the Benedictine Health System Board.


Philip (Phil) Rolle

Philip (Phil) Rolle

Philip (Phil) D. Rolle retired from Wells Fargo Corporation in 2009 after 32 years with the Company. His last position was Executive Vice President and Division Manager for Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Support Group. A long-time Duluth resident, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He is on the boards of L.H.B. (a local architectural engineering firm), Marshall School and Duluth’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority. He serves on both the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and the Labovitz School of Business and Economics Dean’s Advisory Committee for UMD.


Karen Rosenflanz

Karen Rosenflanz

Dr. Karen Rosenflanz, Associate Professor, Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies, joined The College of St. Scholastica in August 2010. She teaches Russian and German language, literature and film, as well as courses in European culture. She is the director of the Russian Language Study Tour exchange at the Petrozavodsk State University in Petrozavodsk, Duluth's sister city in Russia. Dr. Rosenflanz received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her academic interests include wordplay and literary approaches to time and memory in the works of Vladimir Nabokov, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and Winfried Sebald. She often canoes in the Boundary Waters and is a classical violinist who especially enjoys the chamber music of Tchaikovsky and Brahms.


Sue Ross

Sue Ross

Sue Ross is Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Maurices in Duluth. She joined the organization in March 1990 and assumed her current role in 2002. Within this role, Sue considers her most important responsibility as leading and evolving the company’s culture and helping Maurices maintain its place as a “preferred place to work.” She serves the company’s 8000 associates by leading all human resource functions including talent acquisition, organizational development, talent and performance management, organizational effectiveness, compensation, benefits and diversity/inclusion. Since Maurices joined the Ascena family in 2007, Sue also chairs the Ascena Foundation and is closely involved in leading integration, communication, and exchange of best practices. Prior to joining Maurices, she worked for the University of Minnesota creating student recruitment strategies and holding various roles in HR. She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Dakota. Sue lives in Duluth with her husband and three children, is actively involved in many aspects of the community, and serves on several boards.


Doug Schur

Doug Schur

Douglas (Doug) Schur is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Health Net, Inc, in Woodland Hills, CA. Health Net is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government sponsored managed care plans. Doug serves as chief regulatory legal counsel for Health Net and its subsidiaries and manages the health plan division regulatory legal staff; he is responsible for providing legal counsel for a variety of complex legal matters regarding the managed care and insurance industry. Prior to assuming his current role in 2008, Doug was the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for WellPoint, Inc. and was responsible for budget and management of legal support for business and operational matters for the West Region health plan operations and Specialty, Senior and State Sponsored Business. He was with WellPoint from 1992 through 2007. Doug began his legal career as an associate in the Healthcare Department of the Los Angeles law firm of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, representing hospitals and healthcare organizations. He received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law where he served as the Health Law Editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal, and he also received a Masters of Health Administration form St. Louis University. Doug graduated with honors from The College of St. Scholastica in 1981. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Camp Conrad Chinnock Diabetes Camping & Educational Services. Doug, his wife Lori, and their three children live in Calabasas, CA.


Mary Catherine Shambour, O.S.B.

Sister Mary Catherine Shambour, O.S.B.

Sister Mary Catherine Shambour, O.S.B., is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica and a member of St. Scholastica Monastery. She holds a master's degree in Education-English from the UMD, a M.A.T. degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from Indiana University and has done further study at Moscow State University, the Herzen Institute in St. Petersburg, Boston University and the University of Iowa. Her teaching career began at Duluth Cathedral High School. From 1986-2005 she taught Russian for the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, primarily at the University of St. Thomas and has traveled extensively in Russia and the former Soviet Union. On retiring from teaching, she returned to the Monastery where she served from 2005-2015 as Vocation Director for the community. Over the years she has served on the College Board as a Trustee and currently resides at the Monastery where she serves in various capacities.


Dave Sparby

David Sparby

David Sparby is senior vice president and Group president, responsible for the four Xcel Energy operating companies, and president and CEO of Northern States Power Company-Minnesota. Previously he was vice president and chief financial officer of Xcel Energy Inc. Prior to that he was president and chief executive officer of Northern States Power Company-Minnesota, an Xcel Energy company. He joined NSP-Minnesota in 1982 as a staff attorney and has held numerous positions in Gas Supply, Corporate Rates, Regulatory Services, and Government Affairs. David earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of St. Scholastica in 1972. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation and the William Mitchell College of Law. He is an advisory board member of the William Mitchell Center for Law and Business as well as the University of Colorado, Denver, business school.


Marcy Steinke

Marcy Steinke

Marcy Steinke joined DigitalGlobe in 2011 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Government Relations. Marcy is a retired United States Air Force Colonel with 25 years Department of Defense (DOD) experience. She served as Director of Congressional Legislative Affairs for the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Most recently she served Presidents Bush and Obama as Director of The White House Operations Directorate.

Marcy has served our nation in support of Iraq and Afghanistan and was a Combat Instructor Pilot. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from The College of St. Scholastica (1985) and a master of Health Service Administration from the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business.  Additionally, she recieved a Fellowship in Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Marcy lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and Tempe, Arizona, where she enjoys hiking, flying, photography, and fly fishing.


Carrie Taylor Kemp

Carrie Taylor Kemp

Carrie Taylor Kemp is the staff Trustee. She has been at the College since November 2004 — her first six years as the Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program, and since 2010, within the Career Services Office as the Employer Relations Associate. Carrie’s work allows her to develop and promote internships with local and regional employers, establish and market on-campus recruiting opportunities in collaboration with faculty, and advise students on the job/internship process. She is particularly passionate about writing, presenting (especially on LinkedIn, StrengthsFinder, and digital identity), and the transformative power of internships.

Within the College, Carrie currently serves on the Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee, in addition to working closely with the School of Business & Technology to streamline the internship process for current students. Externally, Carrie is a five-year board member of the Duluth Workforce Council, and most recently served on its Diversity/Inclusion and Youth/Education sub-committees. Within the career services realm, Carrie is the current Secretary of the Minnesota Private Colleges Career Consortium and Facilities Chair of the organization’s annual job and internship fair. She is a member of the Leadership Duluth Class of 2013. Carrie, a 2002 alumna, and her husband (a current CSS employee and 2001 graduate) have two children and are thankful to call the Zenith City their home. Her outside interests include blogging, training for races with fellow female runners, catching games at Wade Stadium, and soaking up summer cabin life.


Diane Tran

Diane Tran

Diane Tran is System Director of Neighborhood Integration at HealthEast Care System, the largest health care provider in the Twin Cities' East Metro area. She most recently provided strategic community engagement consulting services as a Senior Project Manager at Grassroots Solutions. Her prior work experience includes directing Minnesota field activities for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ program to advance federal clean energy policies and coordinating a local public health advocacy campaign to pass the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007, a statewide smoke-free workplace policy protecting Minnesotans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Diane serves on the boards of the Minnesota Humanities Center, GiveMN, and Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, and is a Past Chair of the board of directors for the Citizens League. She is also a member of the Regions Hospital Equitable Care Committee and the Bigelow Foundation Linking Leaders Task Force. Twin Cities Business Magazine named her one of "100 Minnesotans to Know in 2015." She was selected as a 2013 German Marshall Memorial Fellow, named one of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans in 2008 by the Minnesota Junior Chamber, and served as a 2006-2007 Humphrey School Policy Fellow. Diane earned a self-designed bachelor’s degree in International Social Policy with a double major in Humanities at The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She is the author of the children's book, Linh and the Red Envelope, designer of Ga Gi Nang Greetings special occasion cards, and ordained through the Universal Life Church. The daughter of Vietnam War refugees, her community work explores questions at the intersections of place, equity, and identity-driven leadership. Diane is the founder of Minnesota Rising, a statewide network of emerging leaders working to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for the state, and developing the collective capacity of the rising generation to impact Minnesota's future.





Trustees Emeriti/ae:

Karen Alworth

Sister Grace Marie Braun, O.S.B.

William M. Burns

Mark Carlson M.D.

Sister Kathleen Hofer

Charles E. House

Sharon Labovitz

James J. Monge, M.D.

Philip Rolle

Robert Ryan

Arend J. Sandbulte

Greg Scherer

Robert (Bob) Schroeder

Sister Sarah Smedman, O.S.B.

Elizabeth Stauber-Johnson

Louise Town, M.D.

James Zastrow

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