Chrissy Koch has been named the new executive director of the Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center.
According to a release, Koch is a BSU alumna and has been the center’s outreach specialist since July.
She hopes to draw on her own experiences as a student, her heritage and her strong community connections to recruit students to BSU.
Before joining the AIRC staff, Koch spent 10 years in a variety of American Indian student-support roles in northern Minnesota K-12 schools.
She has her master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Mary’s U of M, and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in education.
Today will be Koch’s first day as the director of the AIRC.