Elaina Bleifield

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Department: Administration
Office: LA-226
Phone: 651-450-3618
E-mail: elaina.bleifield@inverhills.edu


Elaina has served as a leader in the Minnesota State system for several years, serving as Biology faculty, Dean and Vice President. She has served at both community and technical colleges and is excited to continue her work at Inver Hills. Elaina earned her Ph.D. from the University of MN- Twin Cities and her BA degree from Macalester College. She has participated in several system wide initiatives and has served on advisory boards for the Centers of Excellence. Elaina has also had experience supporting both college and program accreditation efforts and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Job Experience

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, Inver Hills Community College, 2022- present.
  • Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Anoka Technical College, 2016-2022.
  • Dean of Science, Math and Health Careers, North Hennepin Community College, 2007-2016.
  • Biology faculty, North Hennepin Community College, 1998-2007.

Education Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) - Majors: Veterinary Pathology - University Of Minnesota Twin Cities

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Majors: Biology, General - Macalester College

Elaina Bleifield