Associate Vice Chancellor, Organization and Employee Development
Organization and Employee Development

Merna’s professional and educational background includes:

  • PhD, Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Arts, Speech Communication, University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Montana State University


  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High facilitator
  • Title IX Administrator Certification
  • Public Forum Moderator
  • Civic Participation Moderator
  • Cross Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI)
  • Technology of Participation (ToP)
  • Mediator Certification Program 
  • Total Quality Management Certification
  • HR Certification Institute Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) Certification

Merna’s main focus is employee learning and organization development. She is passionate about and believes in the power of facilitation. Merna feels privileged to facilitate groups across campus to enable them to reach their goals and transform relationships.