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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

College Advisory Board

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College of Allied Health and Nursing

Advisory Board Vision

The Board will work in partnership with the College of Allied Health and Nursing to enhance the college's educational programs, university and community relationships, resources, and reputation to address the mission and vision of the College of Allied Health and Nursing.

Advisory Board Purpose

The College of Allied Health and Nursing Advisory Board will provide guidance to the College Dean, Associate Dean, faculty, students and staff in the following areas:

  • Identify regional and global trends and projections within society and industry that impact the college.
  • Identify potential, mutually beneficial external partnerships between the college and other entities outside the University.
  • Identify potential service and applied research activities that would impact the general public and specific populations.
  • Identify strategies to publicize the education, research, and service activities of the college.
  • Identify public and private sources of funds and fund raising activities to supplement college-wide resources.

2013–14 Advisory Board Members

Michele Brielmaier
Director of Nursing Program
South Central College

Kip Bruender
County Commissioner
Blue Earth County

Laurie Dahl
Director of Clinical Operations
Mankato Clinic

Valerie DeFor
Director of Helathcare Education and Industry Partnerships
HealthForce Minnesota

Nancy Dobson
Pediatric Therapy Services

Sandy Ewel
Speech-Language Pathologist
Mankato Area Public Schools

Barb Embacher
South Central College
North Mankato, MN 

Kent Kalm
Professor Emeritus of Human Performance
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Karen Kirchoff
Hennepin County Health Advisory Board

Scott Stevens
Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic

Minnesota State Mankato Representatives

Kristine Retherford
College of Allied Health and Nursing

Director of Development
College of Allied Health and Nursing