Leadership and Staff

Get to know our leadership team who guide the direction of the graduate programs at NDSU.
 

Dean of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

Susan Sell, Ph.D.
Dean
susan.sell@ndsu.edu

Contact Our Staff
Business and Operations Team

Nonnie Tangen
Business and Operations Manager
(701) 231-5944
nonnie.tangen@ndsu.edu

Oversees graduate assistantships, background checks, & tuition waivers, including Graduate School fund management, graduate student travel awards, recruitment awards, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, NSF awards, and grant funding.

 
Business Coordinators

Monitors graduate assistantships and tuition waivers including contracts and annual trainings. Serves as the payroll liaison for graduate positions with college payroll admins.

Sam Akers
(701) 231-5762
samantha.akers@ndsu.edu

  • Agriculture, Food Systems & Natural Resources
  • Engineering
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Lab/Chemical Safety Training

 

TBD

  • Health Professions 
  • Non-Academic Programs
  • Contracts and annual training (Baseline Safety and Equal Opportunity/Title IX), Designated Medical Provider and MN Reciprocity)
     

Stacy Vetter
(701) 231-5101
stacy.vetter@ndsu.edu

  • Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Graduate & Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Human Science & Education
  • Processes expense reports, invoices, and reimbursements

 

 

 

Admissions Team

Neely Benton
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
(701) 231-8476
neely.benton@ndsu.edu

Melissa Ostby
Graduate Admission Coordinator
(701) 231- 7034
melissa.j.ostby@ndsu.edu

Sam Akers
Business Coordinator
(701) 231-5762
samantha.akers@ndsu.edu

 

Academic Support Team

Melissa Selders-Ortez
Academic Support Administrator
(701) 231-5945
melissa.seldersortez@ndsu.edu

 

    Matthew Warner
    Academic Support Specialist/GPS Academy Coordinator
    (701) 231- 6456
    matthew.b.warner@ndsu.edu

     
    Center for Writers

    Mary Pull
    Associate Director
    (701) 231-7928
    mary.pull@ndsu.edu

     

    Danjel Nygard
    Dissertation and Thesis Coordinator
    (701) 231- 5272
    danjel.nygard@ndsu.edu

    Kristina Caton
    Senior Writing Consultant
    (701) 231-5264 
    kristina.caton@ndsu.edu

    Scarlet Gray Bernard
    Dissertation and Thesis Processor
    (701) 231-8250
    scarlet.graybernard@ndsu.edu

     
    Connect with Our Faculty

    Find a full list of Graduate School faculty in the Graduate Bulletin. Or find out more about our faculty and researchers through the NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity.