Marty Parsons was hired as the vice president of finance and administration in September 2016. In this role, Parsons oversees several departments, including business affairs, budget, campus security, human resources and information technology services. He works in conjunction with the staff within the administrative services division to create a positive campus environment that is safe and well-maintained for students, faculty, staff and visitors to Dickinson State University. He also serves on the President’s Cabinet and the President’s Advisory Council. Before accepting this position, Parsons held similar positions at Hartnell College in California (2015-16), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (2013-2015), and NorthWest Arkansas Community College (2010-2012); in addition to several administrative positions at the University of Michigan (1979-2007).  Parsons earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Michigan.