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U of M, Crookston Appoints Holsinger-Fuchs as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
December 13, 2006

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, MN (December 13, 2006) – Pam Holsinger-Fuchs was recently appointed associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). In this role, she will work to ensure coordination and integration of traditional student affairs services with academic programs and support services to enhance and support student learning. In conjunction with academic affairs, she also will provide leadership in the planning, coordination, promotion and evaluation of recruitment, retention and graduation of students.

Holsinger-Fuchs came to UMC in 1996 as director of student activities and service learning, working in this capacity until she was appointed interim vice chancellor in 2005. In her role as associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, she will continue to serve as a primary resource for students, faculty, staff and the general public for enrollment and student affairs for the campus. Her experience and dedication to students make her an asset and exceptional addition to the leadership team at UMC.

“Pam has a wealth of experiences in student affairs and a passion for students at the University of Minnesota, Crookston,” Chancellor Charles H. Casey said. “Her presence on the administrative team over the past year has been of great benefit to the campus and we are looking forward to having her continued input and experience. She is extremely well regarded by her peers in higher education and also serves as a great mentor, especially for women on this campus and throughout the region.”

This year Holsinger-Fuchs completed course work for her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota and is currently involved in research for her dissertation. She received her master’s degree in college and university administration from Michigan State along with her bachelor’s in arts management with a certificate in the women’s studies thematic program.

At UMC, Holsinger-Fuchs has been involved in scholarship development, a number of successful grant writing projects and worked extensively on developing a service learning component for much of the campus curriculum. She has served in numerous roles, including president of the Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA). Recent awards include the Sister Pat Kowalski Outstanding Service Award; University of Minnesota Community Service Award, a system-wide award; International Who’s Who of Professionals; and the American Council on Education Network & the Office of Women in Higher Education, Women on the Go Award, one of 25 in the state of Minnesota.

Prior to her coming to the Crookston campus, Holsinger-Fuchs served as director of student services and then was promoted to vice president/dean of students at Trinity Lutheran College in Issaquah, Wash. She resides in Crookston, Minn., with her husband of 20 years, Thomas Fuchs, and their daughters, Gillian and Michaela.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs, including online options, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.

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