• Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause standing in the hallway on a sunny morning.
    Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause
    We encourage you to take an active role in your education and to learn as much as you can about the people and programs here. Opportunities for you to excel can be found at every turn.

Chancellor's Office

Here at the University of Minnesota Crookston, we take pride in providing a world-class education in a friendly, close-knit campus setting. Our talented and supportive faculty members not only serve as teachers and facilitators, they also provide the kind of professional advising and mentorship that makes all the difference in your college experience. Our helpful and caring staff members also play an important role in student success. Personal attention and the University of Minnesota brand of excellence are hallmarks of our campus. They are the core essence of what we mean by “Small Campus. Big Degree.”

About Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause
Mary Holz-Clause is chancellor at the University of Minnesota, Crookston and tenured professor in agriculture business. She began that role in 2017. Her areas of study and expertise are value added agriculture, community and economic development and entrepreneurship. Prior to the position in Minnesota, she was dean of agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona, from 2014-2017. She also served as the first Vice President for Economic Development at the University of Connecticut (UConn), where she provided leadership for existing and new economic growth initiatives in the state. From 2006-2011 Holz-Clause served as the Associate Vice President for Extension and Outreach and Director of Global Programs at Iowa State University (ISU), She also was Founder and Manager of the virtual Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC), established in 2002. AgMRC is a multi-university consortium of value added ideas and knowledge gathered online to supply critical production, technology and business development.

She received a B.S. degree in agricultural business, a Masters of Public Administration and a Ph.D. in agriculture education and technology transfer, all from ISU.

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Budget and Finance

The chancellor and director of finance traditionally begin the budget planning process for the next fiscal year in November. 


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The chancellor and administration are committed to sustaining and growing the University of Minnesota Crookston.


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Strategic Planning

The strategic planning process involves planning, action, and evaluation that characterizes real-world, real-time strategy.


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The Chancellor’s Cabinet is made up of five key members of the campus community.


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Senior Leadership

The Senior Leadership Team is compromised of academic department heads, departmental directors and other campus leaders.


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College Advisory & Advancement Board

This board seeks to improve student and alumni success, and to enhance the campus’s partnerships as well as service to the community.


American Indian Advisory Council

The American Indian Advisory Council (AIAC) was established to work towards a mutually beneficial relationship among Native nations and the University of Minnesota Crookston.

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Campus Weekly

The Crookston Campus Weekly highlights administrative activities and programs on campus and includes news from Chancellor Holz-Clause as well as featured events and activities from several departments.

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Thursday Commons

No classes have been scheduled for the block of time from 12-2 p.m. each Thursday, to provide an open time that allows the scheduling of a variety of campus meetings, events, or presentations and to encourage greater participation by students, staff, and faculty.

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Chancellor's Office

University of Minnesota Crookston
107 Selvig Hall
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN 56716

1-800-UMC-MINN (862-6466)
FAX: 218-281-8040

Assistant to the Chancellor
(218) 281-8343