About the Dean


Dr. Patricia MarincicThe College of Allied Health and Nursing extends a warm welcome to Patricia Marincic, who has been named dean of the College, effective July 1, 2022.

Marincic comes to Minnesota State University, Mankato after serving as a professor at Idaho State University and as 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.

Under Marincic’s leadership, Idaho State University Meridian experienced significant expansion of academic programming to meet workforce needs of the state of Idaho. Marincic also led the buildout and expansion of infrastructure to support growth in campus enrollment, academic programming, and clinical services. She was instrumental in building external partnerships to support program growth, increase clinical training capacity, and advance research initiatives.

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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