Bjorn Flugstad, associate vice president for the university budget office, has been appointed interim vice president for Institutional Effectiveness following the recent retirement of Pat Haueser.

Flugstad has been at the university for nearly seven years as an analyst and budget director.

He said he is eager to begin his new position.“I look forward to working with the president, the vice presidents and each of their respective areas to keep the university moving forward,” Flugstad said.

Flugstad received his bachelor’s degree at Hamline University in 1994 and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996.

His appointment began this week and a nationwide search for Haueser’s permanent replacement will take place this year.