Dr. Carrie Brimhall, vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, has been honored by the Minnesota State system as the Outstanding Academic and Student Affairs Administrator for 2016.
The award recognizes administrators who make significant contributions to the development of academic or student affairs programming in their colleges and universities. The Minnesota State system includes 30 colleges and seven universities in the state.
“This award is well deserved, and there were many within the college community who supported Dr. Brimhall’s nomination,” said M State President Peggy Kennedy. “College administrators work very hard to ensure student success, and I am so pleased that her work has been recognized in this way. “
Also receiving the Minnesota State award this year was Dr. Landon Pirius, chief academic officer at North Hennepin Community College.
Brimhall, who earned her Associate of Arts degree on M State’s Fergus Falls campus, previously served the college as associate vice president of academic and student affairs, interim provost, dean of enrollment and director of recruitment and retention.
“I am humbled by this award but even more honored to have the privilege to work with our employees and students,” Brimhall said. “My inspiration is fueled by the people I meet, admire, work with and learn from every day. I share this award with them because their talents, beliefs and grit drive me to be better.”