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Dr. Teri Wallace Dr. Teri Wallace has been named interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, and will begin her duties August 14.

Wallace comes to SMSU from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she has been interim Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Academic Affairs, since 2018.

She has held other positions at Minnesota State, including Faculty Liaison for External Funding; and Special Education Department associate professor, professor, chair and program coordinator.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology, her master’s in Educational Psychology-Special Education and her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration, all from the University of Minnesota.

“We’re very pleased to have someone with Dr. Wallace’s background and qualifications join our administrative team,” said SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya.

SMSU’s focus on connecting academics with the practical appeals to Wallace. “I believe it’s the perfect way for us to meet the pressing workforce needs in the area,” she said.

She’s worked with SMSU’s Education faculty in the past, and is impressed with “the incredible focus that SMSU has on student success. I’m looking forward to joining President Jayasuriya and working with faculty and staff on behalf of the students. SMSU clearly has a strong reputation and I look forward to being a part of that.”

Wallace is the mother of two grown children, Sean and Ellie Radue.

She replaces Dr. Dwight Watson, who was recently named chancellor (president) of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Chris Anderson
Founders Hall 212
Phone: 507-537-6246
Fax: 507-537-6241
Email: Chris.Anderson@smsu.edu

Mailing Address
Provost Office
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258-1598
Email: Provost@smsu.edu

Last Modified: 8/14/19 8:47 AM