Vice President, Institutional Management
J.D., Saint Louis University
M.S.W., Washington University
B.S., social work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Christine Szaj joined William Mitchell College of Law in January 2015 as vice president of student affairs and student life and remained in that position during the first 18 months as the school transitioned to Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Her responsibilities included oversight of student affairs, registrar, career and professional development, multicultural and diversity, and counseling. In July 2016, she became vice president of community relations and operations and, among other duties, coordinated the school’s Mobile Law Office program. In 2020, she was named vice president of institutional management and is responsible for program accreditation, federal and state compliance regulations, Title IX and related policies, and management of various institutional projects. She is a board member of PPL, a Twin Cities non-profit that focuses on housing and career development.
Chris’ previous positions include executive search manager for presidential searches at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, president’s chief of staff at Augsburg University, associate dean of administration at SMU Dedman School of Law, assistant dean of students at Saint Louis University School of Law, Assistant Attorney General at Missouri Office of the Attorney General, and social worker with Crises Intervention—a program in cooperation with the St. Louis Police Department.