Provost’s Office Staff


Marci Sortor
Provost and Dean of the College

Sortor earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of California-San Diego and came to St. Olaf from Grinnell College, where she served for 21 years in various capacities. She has taught courses on Europe from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.


Dan Dressen
Associate Provost

Dressen manages faculty personnel and their recruitment, contract management, development, leaves, and retirements. He also manages key elements of academic resources, including academic buildings, the natural lands, and the art museum.

Hilary Christie
Faculty Data Coordinator

Hilary manages several databases from which she generates essential data for the academic division. She also supports the Associate Provost and assists with special projects within the Provost's Office.

Kathee Hanscom
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the College

Kathee manages the Provost’s calendar, correspondence and travel arrangements, acts as liaison for internal and external constituents.

Suzan Wegner
Budget Analyst/Project Assistant

Suzan is responsible for coordinating budget management activities within the Provost's office.