Doris Cooper Hired as Grants and Contracts Coordinator at U of M, Crookston

Doris Cooper was hired  recently as the grants and contracts coordinator at the University Cooper_Doris 0925.jpgof Minnesota, Crookston. Her major responsibilities will be to research, identify, and communicate potential sources of funding to support research projects and program development opportunities, to coordinate sources of funding for future grants and contracts, and to assist faculty members with grant writing and coordination of necessary resources.  She began her new role on Monday, April 4, 2011.

Cooper came to the U of M, Crookston from the University of North Dakota (UND), where she most recently served as executive director for the UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation.  She has also served as director of development marketing and communications at UND, as a marketing and communication coordinator for the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, ND, and as associate director of public relations for Jamestown College.  Cooper holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from UND.  

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

Contact: Thomas Baldwin, senior vice chancellor, academic affairs, 218-281-8340 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (