LLTC welcomes new staff, including deans, registrarNov 3rd, 2011 | By kerickson | Category: 23-2: Climate Commitment, Tribal College News
Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC, Cass Lake, MN) started off the new academic year with several key additions to its staff. Dr. Sharon Marcotte will be LLTC’s dean of instruction; Nadine Bill fills the role of dean of students; Mandy Schram is the new registrar; and Steve Hagenah is the coordinator for the Law Enforcement Program.
Marcotte was LLTC’s TRiO program director in 2007-08 and returns to the college after a stint as principal of St. Paul American School in Beijing, China. She has a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and nearly 20 years’ experience in very diverse educational settings.
Nadine Bill (Lummi) is very familiar with the tribal college movement, having started her career at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, WA. Bill later returned to NWIC as its director of institutional research before joining the Leech Lake Tribal College staff. “I’m excited to get back to working closely with students and to apply some of the research I’ve been involved with,” says Bill. “It’s what gives me the most energy.”
While LLTC is a new setting for Mandy Schram, the area is very familiar to her. Schram grew up in Blackduck and earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Bemidji State University (BSU) before going on to a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In addition to several years of work in the corrections field, she has also taught online and classroom courses in criminal justice, psychology, and sociology.
LLTC’s new Law Enforcement Program Coordinator Steve Hagenah is a familiar face with a new role. Hagenah grew up in Cass Lake and graduated from BSU before embarking on a law enforcement career spanning nearly four decades, including almost 30 years as a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension special agent. A longtime adjunct Law Enforcement faculty member at LLTC, he now takes on the role of directing the development and growth of the entire program.