Promotions, appointments at BSC
Published: May 19 2016
Carla Hixson has been named Dean of Current & Emerging Technologies, a new role at Bismarck State College.
The role was created to accommodate growth and emerging opportunities in key educational areas. Hixson will oversee BSC’s Transportation & Construction, Computers, Medical Arts & Emergency Service and Career and Technology program areas. She also will be responsible for BSC business outreach activities and career and technical education accreditation.
Since 2007, Hixson has been the associate vice president for Continuing Education, Training and Innovation (CETI) at BSC. Prior to that, Hixson led several startup programs for the college including TrainND, the National Energy Center and Innovation. Hixson earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree from the University of Mary.
With Hixson’s move, Sara Vollmer has been promoted to Director of CETI. She will be responsible for the college’s innovation initiatives, continuing education, TrainND Southwest, the college’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultation program, as well as BSC’s humanities programming.
Vollmer has been with BSC for 20 years, most recently as training manager in CETI. She holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from University of South Dakota.
Jay Meier has been promoted to associate dean of Student Affairs – a new position at BSC.
In his new role he will oversee student conduct, developing processes and policies that pertain to student rights, responsibilities and safety. Additionally, he will oversee the student judicial process, serve in a BSC Title IX Investigator role and manage the counseling center, accessibility services and student support.
Meier has been with BSC since 1999, when he was hired as career services coordinator. He has been the director of the Mystic Advising and Counseling Center since 2005.
He has a master’s in education, with emphasis in guidance and counseling from Northern State University in Aberdeen and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of North Dakota.