Dr. Patrick Jacobson-Schulte

Jacobson-Schulte Begins Interim Presidency at Briar Cliff University

July 5, 2022

(Sioux City, Iowa – July 5, 2022) Effective July 1, 2022, Dr. Patrick Jacobson-Schulte assumed the responsibility of Interim President for Briar Cliff University.

“We are grateful for Patrick’s continued dedication to further advancing the mission of Briar Cliff University,” says Mark Ward, Briar Cliff Board Chair and 2002 alumnus. “Briar Cliff is positioned for an exciting future of growth, and Patrick is determined to maintain the momentum and success of the university.” 

Originally from Lakeville, MN, Jacobson-Schulte is a practicing Catholic with diverse experience in finance and administration within educational institutions. He joined Briar Cliff June of 2021 as Vice President of Finance and most recently served as Executive Vice President in preparation of the Interim Presidency. During his tenure, Jacobson-Schulte has strengthened the university’s finances, strategized departmental excellence, projected financial growth opportunities, and enhanced operations

“It is the community of employees, students, alumni, and friends of the university that makes Briar Cliff University so special,” says Dr. Patrick Jacobson-Schulte, Interim President of Briar Cliff University. “I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead this special place, alongside those who give their heart, time, and talent to the university. We have so much to be proud of, and so much opportunity ahead. Thank you to Briar Cliff’s Board of Trustees and community for the support in continuing this progress and advancement of this special place.”

 Prior to joining Briar Cliff, Jacobson-Schulte was the Executive Director of Finance & Operations for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916, Vice President Chief Financial Officer at Dakota County Technical College/Inver Hills Community College, Vice President for Finance & Treasurer at The Sage Colleges, and served as Adjunct Faculty for nine years. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Economics; Master of Business Administration; and Doctor of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University.

Beginning Fall of 2022, Briar Cliff’s Board of Trustees will launch a presidential search, with the objective to name the university’s 12th president by July of 2023.

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