Board of Directors

The IFO takes great pride in being a grassroots led organization. The Board of Directors is comprised of faculty elected by their campuses and includes a diverse group of leaders representing each of the seven state universities. The IFO board is responsible for establishing the policies and operating procedures of the organization, directing negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement, and developing the budget and priorities of the organization.

Below, you will find the full roster of the IFO Board as well as a comment box where you can share your thoughts with the Board. 



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Brent Jeffers

IFO President

Brent has served as the President of the IFO since 2018. He is Co-Chair/Associate Professor of the Wellness and Human Performance Department at Southwest Minnesota State University.

 

The IFO Board of Directors

is comprised of representatives from each of the seven campuses proportionally

  • Bemidji State University—FA President + 2 representatives;

  • Metropolitan State University—FA President + 2 representatives;

  • MSU-Mankato—FA President + 3 representatives;

  • MSU-Moorhead—FA President + 2 representatives;

  • St. Cloud State University—FA President + 3 representatives;

  • Southwest MN State University—FA President + 1 representative;

  • Winona State University—FA President + 2 representatives.

In addition to these individuals, the IFO’s Contingent Appointments Committee selects three faculty members with contingent appointments to represent the unique perspectives and concerns of these faculty members on the IFO Board.

2019-2020 IFO Board Campus Representatives

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Derek Webb

Bemidji state university

Derek serves as the BSU Faculty Association President and is a Professor and Chair for the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. 

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Keith Marek

Bemidji state university

Keith is a Professor in the Chemistry Department. 

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Dean Frost

BEmidji state university

Dean is a Professor in Business Administration.

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August Hoffman

Metropolitan state university

August serves as the Metro State Faculty Association President and is a Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Psychology. 

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Derrick Crim

Metropolitan state university

Derrick is an Assistant Professor in the Human Services Department. 

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alec sonsteby

Metropolitan state university

Alec is an Associate Professor and Librarian, and serves as Department Chair of Library and Information Services.

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Minnesota state university-Mankato

Gregg serves as the MSU, Mankato Faculty Association President and is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

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bobby bothmann

minnesota state university-Mankato

Bobby is a Professor and Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian.

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sherrise truesdale 

minnesota state university-Mankato

Sherrise is an Associate Professor and Corrections Program Coordinator in the Department of Sociology & Corrections.

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Matt Craig

minnesota state university-Moorhead

Matt serves as the MSU, Moorhead Faculty Association President and is a Professor in Physics and Astronomy.

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minnesota state university-Moorhead

Laurie serves as the IFO Treasurer and is a Professor in the School of Performing Arts.

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Frances Kayona

st. cloud state university

Frances serves as the SCSU Faculty Association President and is a Professor in the Educational Leadership graduate program. 

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Ajay Panicker

st. cloud state university

Ajay is a Professor in the Sociology Department

DEBRA LEIGH

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Debra is co-founder and lead organizer of the Community Anti-Racism Education (CARE) Initiative.

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Jennifer Tuder

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Jen is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies.

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Eric Doise

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Eric is a Professor of English in the English, Philosophy, Spanish, & Humanities Department.

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Sara Fier

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Sara serves as the SMSU Faculty Association President and is a Professor of Counseling, Licensed Psychologist.

JENNIFER CHERNEGA

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Jennifer serves as the Winona State Faculty Association President and is a Professor of Sociology. Jenna also serves as the IFO Vice President.

KENDALL LARSON

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Kendall is and Associate Professor of Digital Collections, Initiatives, and Library Instruction.

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Fred Lee

Winona State University

Fred is a Professor in the Political Science and Public Administration Department.

 

Contingent Appointments Committee Representatives

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Kathryn Hinds

minnesota STATE UNIVERSITY-Moorhead

Kathryn is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication & Journalism.

anna kurhajec

metropolitan state university

Anna is a community faculty lecturer in the Department of American Studies.

Please share your thoughts or concerns with the IFO Board by using the form below. 

 
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