About Inver Hills
Location: College Center
Welcome to Inver Hills
To our friends in the community:
At Inver Hills, "community" is our middle name. Our charge, for more than 40 years, has been to serve our community by providing higher education possibilities for a variety of learners.
We believe that truly fulfilling this principle means making education accessible to all. That's why we've spent recent years focusing on affordability in an effort to help our students maximize grants, minimize loans and reduce overall indebtedness.
Putting our values into action, we worked to hold the tuition and fees increase for the 2011-12 academic year at 2% - the lowest increase in the entire Minnesota Colleges and Universities system. Maintaining low tuition increases not only means college accessibility now, but it means setting our students up for financial success down the road. We've proven that's happening here, as our student loan default rate was just over half the national average in 2008, the most recent year for which national data is available. This is an indication that our students are able to pay back their student loans, even during very difficult economic times.
And for help in the most difficult of times, we've joined Scholarship America's Dreamkeepers network to help students stay in college when faced with an unforeseen financial emergency outside the classroom. This program provides financial assistance for housing, utilities, medical expenses, child care and other personal costs to students who find themselves in urgent situations.
We recognize that the need for higher education and training is more important than ever, and will continue to strive to make Inver Hills an accessible and affordable place to achieve a college education. We hope that whatever your educational needs or interests might be, we can meet them.
Tim Wynes, J.D.
Inver Hills Community College is organized into academic, student service, and administrative areas that work together to deliver quality educational opportunities and customer service to our students and the community. Led by the academic administrators and other members of the Management Team, the corresponding departments and offices are headed by deans and directors; all these administrators make up the Operations Team.
College President, Tim Wynes, JD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Joan Costello
Vice President of Student Affairs, Jason Hoseney
Vice President for Administration/Budget, Dee Bernard
Dean of Allied Health & Director of Nursing, Doris Hill, PhD, RN, CNOR
Dean of Business and Social Sciences, Anne Johnson, MBA
Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Doug Binsfeld, PhD
Dean of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Dr. Kevin Gyolai
Dean of the Center for Professional and Workforce Development, Pat McQuillan
Dean of Students & Enrollment Management, Tom Williamson, MA
Director of Academic Technology and Computing Services, Mark Peterson, MS
Director of Human Resources, Elizabeth M. Newberry, BA
Executive Director of Foundation and Advancement, Gail Morrison, MPA
The Management Team meets weekly and is responsible for policy, academic oversight, budget and facilities, personnel and staffing, student development, and planning.
The Operations Team is composed of the Management Team members plus directors who head up departments and programs, including specific academic programs, student services, college support areas, and other operations functions. For more information, see the College Organization Chart and the Staff Directory.