Winona State University announces the appointment of Ken Graetz as interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Library, and the appointment of Robin Honken as interim CIO.

These appointments are intended to support the Winona State Information Services team during the appointment of Kenneth Janz as interim president and the university’s search for a permanent president.

Graetz currently serves as Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology Services and will continue in this role during the interim appointment. He joined the Winona State community in 2002. Previously, Graetz served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and co-directed the Ryan C. Harris Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Dayton. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Honken currently serves as Director for Digital Transformation and User Services, in which she oversees the Technical Support Center, eWarrior Program and development team. Honken started at Winona State in 2001 and has served as Project Manager in IT as well as IT Director. Prior to WSU, she worked in Technical Support and Training at Winnebago Software. Honken earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of St. Benedict and her master’s degree in educational leadership from Winona State.

“In times of transition, a successful community of learners looks within for dedicated individuals who are willing to step up and assume new roles,” said Ken Janz, Interim President Designee. “Please join me in thanking Ken and Robin for accepting these important leadership roles at Winona State. We are grateful for their commitment to our university.”

The search for a permanent Winona State president is scheduled to begin this fall.

For more information, call Winona State Marketing and Communications at 507.457.5024.