Organizational Capability Team

The core team is responsible for providing teams with project management, capability building, and engagement support. The core team will also identify cross-cutting issues and opportunities for recommended attention by implementation teams. This will require working closely with the eight teams to co-develop tools, plans, and materials.

Program ManagersJaime SimonsenSystem DirectorSystem Office
Kari CampbellAssociate DirectorSystem Office
Project ManagementCarrie SchneiderInstitutional Research DirectorDakota County Technical College
Michael EisenbeiszProject Manager, Student AffairsMetropolitan State University
Capability BuildingMike ColestockAssociate DeanHennepin Technical College
Todd HarmeningSystem Director PlanningSystem Office, Academic & Student Affairs
EngagementMary JacobsonDirector Marketing/Public RelationsAnoka-Ramsey Community College & Anoka Technical College
Erin EdlundDirector of Institutional Advancement/MarketingDakota County Technical College & Inver Hills Community College
Carmen ShieldsCommunicationSystem Office, Communications

Organizational Capability support team members are listed in each team roster.


Each Implementation Team include two Support Team members who are responsible for:

  • Working with conveners to facilitate the work of each implementation team (i.e. meeting agendas, gathering resources, developing templates and materials, developing timelines and action plans)
  • Developing¬†and circulating content before meetings and follow up meetings with a synthesis of decisions and next steps
  • Encouraging and supporting consultation with key content experts and campuses as necessary for their specific implementation team
  • Working collaboratively with conveners and implementation team members to reach broad consensus on strategies and tactics to achieve goals and prioritize issues