Van Norman new Land-Grant Legacy Scholarship program coordinator

Tommy Van Norman joins us from Purdue University where he has worked with the Purdue Promise scholarship and support program for the past three years. While working with Purdue Promise, he has coached low-income students from Indiana throughout their college experience. He also served as a co-instructor for the pilot study abroad programs to Spain and Morocco. 

Born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, Van Norman attended the University of North Dakota for both his undergraduate (criminal justice and sociology) and graduate (educational leadership) degrees. His educational and professional interests pertain to student success initiatives, in particular access and success programs. He is passionate about supporting first-generation and underrepresented students in navigating college and achieving their goals.

Outside of work, Van Norman enjoys spending time with his dog, traveling, eating food, and watching Minnesota sports.