Office of the President

New president standing at podium

Dr. Neal H. Schnoor is the 18th president of Northern State University, starting in the position in July 2021. During his 30-year career in education, Schnoor worked as a high school teacher and college professor before moving to higher education administration.

 

Schnoor holds a Ph.D. in education and a master of music degree, both from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Wayne State College granted his bachelor of fine arts degree in education.

 

His career has included extensive professional experience in the Midwest, including serving for seven years as a senior advisor to the chancellor for executive affairs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Before that, Schnoor was dean of the School of Education and Counseling at Wayne State (Neb.) College.

 

His faculty and teaching experience includes appointments at the University of Nebraska’s Kearney and Lincoln campuses and as a band director at three Nebraska high schools.

 

Most recently, Schnoor worked at California State University Long Beach, where he served as chief of staff to the president. In that role, he represented the president in her work with internal and external constituencies to advance the mission, initiatives and relationships of the second largest university in the 23-school CSU system, serving nearly 40,000 students.

 

Schnoor’s wife, Teresa, is an elementary principal, and they have two adult children. Outside of work, he enjoys jogging and golfing, and he and his wife share passions for collegiate fine arts and athletic events and helping students meet their academic and personal goals.

 
Supporting Our Community
A strength of Northern is the community support we receive and give. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to volunteer!

 

President's Communications and News

June 22, 2021 - Neal Schnoor to become Northern State University president

 

NSU's Mission, Vision and Values statement

NSU Campus of Distinction: A Framework for Strategic Action

NSU's Organizational Chart

Contact the President's Office

 

 

Senior Cabinet Executive Team

Mike Wanous

Mike Wanous

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

mike.wanous@northern.edu

605-626-2524

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Sean Blackburn

Sean Blackburn

Dean of Students

sean.blackburn@northern.edu

605-626-3007

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Debbi Bumpous

Debbi Bumpous

Vice President for Technology/Chief Information Officer

debbi.bumpous@northern.edu

605-626-2283

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Justin Fraase

Justin Fraase

Vice President of Enrollment, Communications and Marketing

justin.fraase@northern.edu

605-626-7747

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 - Vacant  -

Director of Athletics

@northern.edu

605-626-3336

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Veronica Paulson

Veronica Paulson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

veronica.paulson@northern.edu

605-277-2537

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