Bemidji State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system. Besides the Office of the President, Bemidji State University has three administrative units designed to lead academic and student services, innovation, and operational aspects of the University.

The University Foundation also provides leadership through its “friend-raising” and fundraising functions.

Administrative Units

Administrative Leadership

Executive Leadership Team

The President, together with his Vice Presidents and the Dean of Student Success and Dean of Student Support Services, make up the Executive Leadership Team.

  • Richard A. Hanson, President
  • Martin Tadlock, Provost & Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
  • Bob Griggs, Vice President for Innovation & Extended Learning
  • Karen Snorek, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  • Mary Ward, Dean of Student Success
  • Michelle Frenzel, Dean of Student Support Services
President’s Cabinet

The purpose of the President’s Cabinet is to share with the President analytical data, information and perspectives pertaining to institutional policies, practices and strategic thinking.

Organizational Charts