Michelle Wieser

Michelle Wieser

Dean, School of Business and Technology, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Description

After building a new strategic plan for the School of Business and Technology that unites programming across Saint Mary’s campuses, Michelle Wieser was selected to lead a strategic initiative to develop pathways into business and technology programs through stackable credentials. Within the first year, she launched Saint Mary’s Accelerators, 12 new graduate certificates that have already enrolled more than 75 students.

Wieser was next asked to lead another initiative to expand programming on the campus in Rochester. She has helped her team launch new academic programs and non-degree credentials while engaging with the city’s business, health care, and entrepreneurial communities.