Campus President

It is an honor and privilege serving as president of Dakota College at Bottineau. Our mission emphasizes a quality education in a caring environment, and DCB is full of caring faculty and staff dedicated to seeing their students succeed and grow through educational opportunities. DCB features unique academic programs that effectively prepare tomorrow’s workforce for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The campus has a long history of serving north-central North Dakota, dating back to its founding as the state’s Forestry School. DCB is situated at the base of the beautiful Turtle Mountains near the Canadian border in one of the most scenic regions of our state providing ample opportunities for outdoor, year-round recreational activities. Minot State University and Dakota College at Bottineau enjoy a strong relationship, and I am proud to serve as president of both schools. Welcome to DCB and Go Lumberjacks!

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Dr. Steven Shirley

Campus Dean

Mission Statement
The Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Dean is responsible for the overall management of the institution and reports to the Minot State University President. The Dean, in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and community, advances the mission, values, goals priorities, and focus of the college in order to create an optimal learning and living environment. The Campus Dean fosters cooperation among constituents to provide distinctive educational services that contribute to the common good.

Welcome to the Dakota College at Bottineau website and thank you for browsing with us.  Our pages provide a vast amount of information in an easy-to-use format.  Even though you could simply learn about us electronically, we hope that you will stop by our beautiful campus for a visit.  Our faculty and staff bring Dakota College at Bottineau to life, and we are committed to student success.  Whether you are focused on earning a certificate to join the workforce or you would like to transfer to a four-year institution for further education, we have pathways for you.  Hope to meet you soon!

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Dr. Carmen Simone

Business Affairs

Mission Statement
The Business Manager reports to the Campus Dean, and is responsible for the effective and efficient accounting and budgeting of the College's financial resources, while also providing exemplary services necessary to support the human and physical resources of the campus.  

Welcome! Dakota College at Bottineau where students matter! Come join our small town community where our services take students “beyond nature and technology and leave them with an ethic of concern and care for the natural world.” Make us the start of your future!

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Lisa Mock

Student Services

Mission Statement
The mission of the Student Services Division is to provide the structures and support necessary to assist students in achieving their academic goals.  At the same time, the Division encourages overall student development with a focus on critical thinking, community responsibility, and accountability.

Welcome to Dakota College’s website!  Student Service areas include admissions, financial aid, academic records, housing/dining as well as security and safety.  Student Services is simply here to support you and there are many resources on our website to assist in your academic success.  You are integral part of our campus and we are always available to help you on your academic journey!

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Heidi Kippenhan

Athletic Affairs

Mission Statement
Intercollegiate athletics provides an important element to the educational process for many students at Dakota College at Bottineau. As a department, we adhere to and support the mission of the college. It is the mission of the Athletic Department to provide student-athletes with an opportunity to compete successfully in an intercollegiate athletic program that is an integral part of their educational experience.

Welcome and thanks for visiting our website.  DCB has several opportunities for students with athletics being an important component of may students' lives on our campus.  I enjoy watching students grow through their education while being a student-athlete. I will work hard to make sure your experience of being a student-athlete is a positive one and hopefully experiences you would recommend to others. Should questions arise, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you and your family as you start building a foundation for your future here at DCB. 

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Corey Gorder

Academic Affairs

Mission Statement
The Dakota College at Bottineau Associate Dean for Academic Affairs works closely with the Campus Dean, other members of the Dean's Council and college constituents to develop academic programming that promotes the Dakota College at Bottineau mission. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs collaborates with faculty in both the transfer and career and technical education divisions to sustain the mission by providing students with a quality education in a caring environment.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) website! DCB is a wonderful school to obtain your educational goals. We provide programs in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and in transfer/liberal arts education. We offer a variety of programs and courses on the Bottineau campus, in Minot, in Valley City, online, through college credit in high school, and through community education or non-credit training. Our faculty truly value students and are passionate about creating a quality educational experience. Across campus, it is evident that faculty and staff provide a caring and welcoming environment for all students. We hope you choose DCB as your next stop on your educational journey. DCB is a special place to earn a quality education and create a lifetime of memories!

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Kayla O'Toole

Physical Plant

Mission Statement

The mission of Physical Plant is to provide and maintain a physical environment conducive to learning and living.

This is accomplished by providing quality maintenance and custodial services necessary to operate, maintain and enhance campus buildings and grounds.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) website! DCB has a beautiful, well maintained campus that is a great place to call home for our students.

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Chris Nero