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Dorothy Farley


  • Emeriti


Dotty Farley is a Senior Community Faculty Member in the College of Management. She was named Staff Emerita in February of 2023 in light of her approaching retirement in June 2023 from her position as University Web Content Director for the IT Operations and Solutions Architecture Office.

In her more than 39 years of commitment to student learning and achievement, Farley has been a staple of Metro State University, starting when “the university without walls officed out of the Metro Square Building in downtown Saint Paul. She has been a part of this journey from the beginning.

Over her decades-long career at the university, Farley has taught several Management Information Systems courses. She has been an integral part of the university’s web team undertaking four website redesigns. Her early career included work in the university’s Registrar’s office and in Marketing and Communication. She has worked under the leadership of 10 of the 13 university presidents.

Farley graduated from the Luoma Leadership Academy in 2009. She has also held various union positions in AFCSCME, MAPE, and MSUAASF, holding a position on the MAPE contract negotiations team in 2008. She also has many years of volunteering at Metro State with Commencement, MN State Fair Booths, community outreach as a Meals on Wheels delivery person and many others over the years. She attended many work-related conferences for continued professional development.

Farley earned a BS from Metro State in 2005 with a major in Management Information Systems, and an MS in Technical Communication in 2008.

Farley’s commitment to supporting students both inside the classroom and on campus has always gone above and beyond, with students frequently stopping by to say “hi” and also ask questions unrelated to their coursework because she knew the answers. Her colleagues have also claimed she was always our “go-to” person due to her many years of experience and knowledge at Metro State and if she didn’t know the answer, she would find out who did.

In her own lifelong learning, Farley plans to continue to be an active participant at Metro State through community engagement.