As provost and executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Amy Gort facilitates, nurtures, coordinates and supports the efforts of deans, faculty, staff and students to meet institutional goals and priorities.
She is responsible for strategic leadership to the Academic and Student Affairs division which includes six colleges (Community Studies & Public Affairs, Individualized Studies, Liberal Arts, Management, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Sciences), the School of Urban Education, the library, graduate programs, the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, the Center for Academic Innovation, as well as Enrollment Management and Student Success.
Gort served as dean of Arts and Sciences at Augsburg University since 2009. She had previously served as dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology at Concordia University, Saint Paul. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gort lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Her passion for teaching was evident during her scientific training, as she sought out opportunities as a teaching assistant, research mentor and adjunct faculty member. She is experienced and well-versed in strategic enrollment planning, determining budgets for new academic programs and prioritizing resources to encourage enrollment growth. She has developed collaborative relationships with local community colleges to strengthen articulation agreements and contribute to customized transfer student curriculum plans.