About the Dean

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Dr. Patricia Marincic has served as Dean of the College of Allied Health and Nursing since 2022.

Prior to coming to Minnesota State University, Mankato, Marincic was a professor at Idaho State University and the associate vice president of the Division of Health Sciences and director of ISU’s health science outreach campus in Meridian (Boise) from 2017-2020. Additionally, Marincic served as the interim co-dean for the College of Health 2020 and was active in the university Covid-19 response.

In addition to her experience at Idaho State University, Marincic has held academic, administrative and/or clinical appointments at Auburn University, Augsburg University, the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University and the University of Wisconsin.

Marincic earned a doctorate in nutrition and food science at Utah State University and completed post-doctoral coursework in pediatric nutrition at the University of Iowa School of Medicine. She earned a master’s degree in applied human nutrition from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Purdue University.

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