Michelle Christopherson Gains New Responsibilities at U of M Crookston
Former director of the Center for Adult Learning, Michelle Christopherson (in photo, right) is taking on new leadership responsibilities at the University of Minnesota Crookston. An employee of the campus for 16 years, Michelle has been hired as the new director of admissions following her candidacy in a national level search.
Christopherson recently began her new responsibilities with the Office of Admissions in early May. She is charged with managing the admissions staff as well as planning and leading admissions and recruitment efforts for the campus, including: international, online, and on-campus students.
Christopherson holds an M.A. in education, curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and a B.S. in mass communication from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minn. Most recently, she served as director of online recruitment, and prior to that she served as the director of Center for Adult Learning, where she successfully grew online enrollment for the last 11 years. Michelle also led customer service and student support efforts for the U of M Digital Campus Calling Center while it was located at the U of M Crookston from 2009 to 2014.
“In the last 16 years my role has evolved from Agriculture and Natural Resource student recruitment to classroom Instructor, both online and on site, to interim admissions director to Center for Adult Learning director these past 11 years. I have created so many relationships with so many people and have witnessed firsthand the power of one's education and its importance in the region's economic vitality. Whether I am serving adult learners or all audiences traditional, non-traditional and K-16; international, domestic, on campus and online, I am excited!"