Dr. Linda Kingston has been named Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Lake Superior College (LSC). She begins her new position on Wednesday, July 1.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kingston to Lake Superior College,” said Dr. Patricia Rogers, President of Lake Superior College. “I know her as a colleague in the Minnesota State system. She brings in-depth academic and administrative experience to LSC from her roles as a teacher, distance learning facilitator, dean and administrator. I look forward to working with Dr. Kingston in support of our students’ continuing academic success.”
Dr. Kingston will provide educational and administrative leadership for the Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) division to help support faculty and staff as they continue to achieve a high standard of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, inclusion and diversity, advising and retention, instructional and student support technologies, management and operation of all student services and support of faculty and staff professional growth.
In her leadership role, Dr. Kingston will also provide overall guidance for policy formulation, educational planning, the Higher Learning Commission and programmatic accreditation processes, budgeting and new program development in the integrated academic and student services/student success setting.
“I am delighted to join the Lake Superior College campus community. The college enjoys a terrific reputation for academic excellence and innovative student service within the Minnesota State system and beyond,” said Dr. Kingston. “I am excited to work with the Student Affairs team and our faculty and deans during these challenging times to help our students on their academic journey.”
Prior to LSC, Dr. Kingston most recently served as the assistant vice president of Distance Learning and Summer Session at Winona State University (WSU). In this role, she provided leadership and direction for the department which focuses on the needs of adult learners. She also built a holistic online presence that serves all WSU students in Winona, Rochester, and at large.
Dr. Kingston’s wide range of experience in education spans 27 years. She began as a math and computer instructor at Minnewaska Area High School in 1993. She continued teaching at Alexandria Technical College (ATC) in Alexandria, Minnesota. Her transition into administration began with a Distance Learning Coordinator position, also at ATC. She also held academic dean positions at Minnesota State College – Southeast and Saint Paul College and served as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Saint Paul College.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in education-mathematics from the University of North Dakota, a master’s degree in mathematics from St. Cloud State University and a Ph.D. in education, instructional design for online Learners from Capella University.