Michelle Frenzel Named Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Michelle Frenzel has been named executive director of enrollment management for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College.

Michelle Frenzel, executive director of enrollment management

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“Michelle has an understanding of enrollment trends locally and nationally, and has an ability to relate those trends back to our campuses,” said Dr. Faith C. Hensrud, president of Bemidji State and NTC. “She has excellent problem-solving abilities and a unique ability to analyze and clearly present complicated data. I’m excited that she will continue to serve BSU and NTC in this role.”

Frenzel, a BSU alumna, has been with Bemidji State and NTC in a variety of roles since 1999, most recently as interim dean of student support services and interim executive director of enrollment management. In that role, she leads the offices of admissions, records & registration, financial aid, the advising success center, TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO Upward Bound, disability services and career services. She also oversees the campus scholarship program in conjunction with the offices of admissions and financial aid. A member of the president’s cabinet and Executive Leadership Team, Frenzel oversees Enrollment Management Teams for both BSU and NTC and manages a Division of Enrollment Management budget of approximately $4 million.

Frenzel’s time at BSU began as an assistant registrar and assistant coordinator, and later coordinator, of advising services. From there, she has held a variety of positions including interim registrar, interim director of institutional research, assistant registrar, and registrar for both BSU and NTC.

Before coming to BSU, Frenzel was a teller at Bemidji’s First National Bank.

She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel and Administrators, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the National Academic Advising Association.

Frenzel has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bemidji State University and a master’s degree in organizational management from Concordia University — St. Paul.

“I’m excited to continue to serve the college and university in this role,” Frenzel said. “Our commitment to helping students achieve their goals is first priority to me.

“I have the privilege to work with great staff, faculty and administrators that share this commitment and bring their energy and expertise to the initiatives that support our students and ensure their success.”

Frenzel’s permanent appointment begins May 8.

Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. A member of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. Bemidji State has an enrollment of more than 5,100 students and a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.