UMD Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Steps Down

The Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota-Duluth has resigned. 

The university announced Tuesday that Andrea Schokker has voluntarily resigned from her position. 

“After serious consideration I have decided it is time for me to step away from the EVCAA position,” said Schokker. “My interest in the EVCAA position has always been about making UMD a great place for students while supporting faculty and staff. I feel that my greatest contribution right now can be in teaching and research.”

Schokker joined UMD as department Chair of Civil Engineering in July of 2008 and was appointed the Executive Vice Chancellor in January of 2012. 

As Vice Chancellor, she oversaw all academic programs, admissions, financial aid, registrar, IT, library, continuing education, international programs, students in transition, and research institutes, according to a news release. 

Chancellor Lendley Black says he will work quickly to name an interim before beginning a national search to fill the position permanently.  

“I accept Dr. Schokker’s resignation with regrets but respect her decision,” said Black, “Andrea did a great job in this position and the students who will have her as their faculty member are very fortunate. I will work quickly to name an interim before beginning a national search to fill the position permanently.”

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