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Executive Cabinet

The College's present executive officers 


JOHN MILLER, Ph.D., VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Dr. Miller joined Williston State College in June, 2015 as Vice-President for Academic Affairs. He has now been a career educator for over thirty years, with teaching and administrative experience spanning both K-12 and post-secondary education. Dr. Miller received his Bachelor and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Idaho, and holds teaching and administrative credentials for K-12 education in Idaho and North Dakota. Prior to his appointment at WSC, Dr. Miller worked as a secondary teacher and administrator, Director of Operations in a K-12 school system, and as an Instructional Dean for Extended Studes at the College of Southern Idaho. Further, he contributed to the development and administration of the Idaho broadband system, connecting high school and the college/university partners for the delivery of dual credit. 

 

TERRY OLSON, VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLLEGE ADVANCEMENT
Terry has held his current position since April, 2009. He has been employed by Williston State College since 1982 where he was the Head Basketball Coach, Athletic Director, and Instructor. Prior to working at WSC, Terry taught at Harvey Public Schools in North Dakota from 1981-1982. Currently, he is also the Executive Director of the Williston State Foundation. He earned a Masters of Education in Professional Development with an emphasis in Athletic Administration in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and a Bachelor of Science from North Dakota State University in 1978. 

 

DEANETTE PIESIK, CEO, TRAINND
Deanette has been the Executive Director of TrainND since 2000. She previously worked as the Workforce Training Manager for WSC. Prior to her start with the College, Deanette was Region I Traffic Safety Coordinator at Community Action and Development. Deanette has earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from UND in 2005, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Dickinson State University in 1994. 

 

KEITH OLSON, DIRECTOR, SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Mr. Olson has been Director, SBDC since 2003.  Prior to joining the College, he was CEO of Bushel 42 Pasta Company. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a minor in Coaching and Driver's education from the University of North Dakota in 1987. 


LAURIE FURUSETH, CPA, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Laurie Furuseth has been Chief Financial Officer of Williston State College since November 1, 2013. Prior to accepting this position, she was a partner in a local CPA firm for more than 25 years. She earned a Masters of Accountancy from UND in 1983 and a Bachelors Science Business Administration - Accounting in 1981. 

 

JENNIFER WOLF, DIRECTOR FOR CREATIVE SERVICES
Jenny Wolf has worked in the Marketing Department as the Creative Director since 2014. Jenny started at Williston State College in 2010 as the graphic designer for the school. Jenny has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of North Dakota, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Instite in Minneapolis. Prior to joining the WSC Staff, Jenny worked at a print shop and awards company.

 

KAYLYN BONDY, MBA, VICE PRESIDENT FOR 
Kaylyn Bondy joined Williston State College in the summer of 2011.  Prior to her employment at WSC, she was the director of an international ESL school and has eight years experience teaching English as a Second Language.  She earned her Master II from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises France and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She is currently pursuing on her PhD in Higher Education.


MICHELLE REMUS, DIRECTOR FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
Michelle Remus has been with Williston State College since August, 2009. Michelle first served as the  Executive Assistant to the President before becoming the Director for Human Resources in January 2010. Prior to joining WSC, Michelle worked at IMG, one of the world's largest sports marketing agencies, in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management as well as in Business Administration.

 

RYAN MOLTER, DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Ryan Molter has been the Director for Information Technology since 2015. Ryan has previously worked at the College as the Helpdesk Technician in 2014 and the Assistant Cook in 2012. He received his Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems in 2015, and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008.

 

VINCENT PACHUILO, DIRECTOR FOR FACILITIES
Vince started at Williston State College in the fall of 2014. Prior to arriving at WSC, Vince served twenty years in the higher education industry. He has held positions including Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Analyst and Consultant. Vince earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Western International University.

 

DAN ARTAMENKO, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Mr. Artamenko has been the Director of Athletics since 2014. Prior to joining the College he was Eligibility and Academic Coordinator at Blinn College.  He has held positions with the NJCAA, USA Wrestling, and the Denver Nuggets. He has earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in 2011; as well as a Bachelor of Science, Sports Management in 2009 from Lubbock Christian University.