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UNITE Program Personnel


UNITE Director (phone: 612-625-9802)
Doug Ernie -

  • Management of UNITE program
  • Acts as liaison between UNITE training directors and University of Minnesota faculty
  • Arranges counseling at the companies
  • Responds to inquiries from companies interested in joining UNITE

UNITE Student and Faculty Engagement (phone: 612-624-2332)
Ann Rausch -
Melissa Haroza -
Ron Fitch -

  • Handles the day-to-day operation of the system
  • Main contact for registration
  • Liaison between the instructors and the students in distribution of homework, examinations, and any problems concerning the courses officered over the system
  • Manage the UNITE web site
  • Problems with access to streaming video courses
  • Scheduling of classes
  • General problem solving
  • Faculty and program consultation for integration of teaching with technology for online, hybird and face-to-face courses

UNITE Master Control (phone: 612-624-6008)
Mike Thompson -
Jim Sustacek -
Serge Jacinto -
Michael Belsito -

  • Handles the technical end of the system
  • Transmission/reception difficulties: audio, video, streaming video and podcasts
  • Videoconferencing: scheduling, room set-up, and support

E-mail address for the UNITE office:
E-mail for Technical Operations:
Submit a Trouble Report to UNITE

Web address:

Mailing address for all UNITE personnel:

UNITE Distributed Learning
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
514 Vincent Hall
207 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0134

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UNITE Distributed Learning, 514 Vincent Hall, 206 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-2332 | 877-668-6483 (toll-free) | Email:
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