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May 25, 2012
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Michael P. Seymour Chosen for UMD Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations

Michael P. SeymourMichael P. Seymour
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Chancellor Lendley C. Black has announced the appointment of Michael P. Seymour as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations beginning July 2, 2012.

Seymour brings more than twenty years of experience in Minnesota higher education to UMD. He has taught at the technical college, community college and university levels before entering administration where he has served as dean, chief information officer, chief financial officer, chief academic officer and chief of student affairs. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance and Operation at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minn. Seymour has served in a series of positions with increasing responsibility at Anoka-Ramsey Community College beginning in 1997.

"We are especially pleased to bring Mike Seymour to Duluth," said Chancellor Black. "His administrative accomplishments in financial planning and management are impressive. He is committed to diversity, academic quality and collaboration. Mike will be an outstanding addition to my administrative team."

Seymour has been a Vice President at Anoka-Ramsey Community College since 2002. Originally from Escanaba, Mich., Seymour earned two undergraduate degrees and a Master of Science degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. He is a candidate for a doctorate degree in Adult and Higher Education at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.

Seymour is a tireless contributor to the community, having served on boards of the Emma B. Howe YMCA, the Anoka Area Kiwanis Club and the Coon Rapids Lions Foundation. He looks forward to serving the community in Duluth. He is the proud husband of Karla Seymour and father to daughter Tori (17) and son Tyler (13). As time and youth athletic events allow, the family retreats to their cabin in northern Wisconsin.

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