M State's Nordick, Wolden recognized by Minnesota State

December 6, 2018

M State's Pat Nordick and Wayne Wolden were recognized for outstanding work at the 2018 CFO Annual Conference held this week at the Minnesota State system office in St. Paul.

Nordick is M State’s chief finance officer, and Wolden is the college’s business manager.


Nordick was one of three system official presented with the Chancellor’s Award, which recognizes individuals or teams whose efforts support the Strategic Framework and result in systemwide improvements in financial management, services or processes. Award criteria focuses on innovation, collaboration and new work that is above and beyond regular duties.

Laura King, vice chancellor and chief financial officer of Minnesota State, said, “The Chancellor’s Award honors leaders from across our colleges and universities who work in their communities and across the state every day to bring the highest quality, most affordable education to all Minnesotans.”

“Pat continuously looks for innovative solutions in support of M State’s mission,” said M State President Carrie Brimhall. “He has dedicated more than 26 years of service to M State, and he continues to search for innovative ways to increase efficiencies, improve processes and enhance service.”

Also receiving the Chancellor’s Award were Karen Kedrowski of Northeast Higher Education District and Lori Kloos of St. Cloud Technical and Community College.


Wolden is one of 13 recipients of the Outstanding Services Award, which recognizes individuals and teams that provide outstanding campus service. “Over the past year, Wayne did not hesitate to take on the challenge of additional duties when asked,” Nordick said. “He immediately began working with employees within the division to ensure all of the services we provide to student and staff remained at a high level.”

King said, “It is a joy to read through the nominations and feel the passion and commitment of your finance teams to their work and the quality of that work.”