Normandale Community College names Jill Boldenow Vice President of Administration

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College announces the appointment of Jill Boldenow as Vice President of Administration.

As the Vice President of Administration, Boldenow will oversee Normandale's Fiscal Services, Information Technology, Facilities Management, and Auxiliary Services departments. She will also serve on the President's Senior Leadership Team. 

"Jill is a proven leader who has a great deal of experience in shaping strategy and vision for educational institutions," said Normandale Community College President Joyce Ester. "She has demonstrated success in developing and leading departments in a variety of different areas. We are excited to add Jill's knowledge and perspective to the leadership team, and we welcome her to the Normandale campus community."  

Boldenow comes to Normandale from the Ramsey County Library, where she had served as the director since 2016. In that role, she oversaw 102 full-time employees, seven facilities, technology, budgeting and fiscal management, operations, public services, collections and policies that equitably met patrons needs.  

At the Ramsey Country Library, she developed and managed a $13 million annual operations budget and a multi-year capital budget. Boldenow also developed a three-year strategic plan, a 10-year facilities master plan and a COVID-19 plan.  

She brings a background of over 25 years supporting transformative educational experiences in higher education and library systems. Boldenow has leadership experience overseeing finance, technology, facilities, public services, and policy planning departments.  

"I am delighted to join Normandale Community College," said Boldenow. "I am eager to work with colleagues and community to advance student success, organizational strength and equity."  

Previous to her time at the Ramsey County Library, she was the Director of Community and Digital Services at the Saint Paul Public Library and the Director of Communication and Government Relations at the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has also held several positions at the University of Minnesota      

Boldenow holds a bachelor's degree in Film Studies and Art and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Minnesota.