Bruce Grosland, Interim Director

Minnesota native Bruce A. Grosland attended and graduated from St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota, and William Mitchell College of Law. He has worked in public school education for 18 years, including 12 years as a Superintendent, and as a faculty member for 15 years at three different institutions of higher education, including the University of St. Thomas School of Law where he currently serves as an adjunct professor. Prior to his current positions at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas, he served as an adjunct faculty member, education consultant, and the Director of Education Legal Studies at William Mitchell College of Law. Throughout his career, Bruce has acquired ample experience in negotiation and dispute resolutions; labor relations; contract administration; and personnel selection, development, and supervision. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards including Professor of the Year and Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of St. Thomas and the National Champion and International First Place at the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition.

Amanda Olson, Program Coordinator

Amanda Olson earned a BA with a double major in Spanish and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2003.  Since graduation, she has taken on various training, human resources and management roles. The majority of her professional career has been spent in the aviation industry. Amanda has a robust background and a demonstrated skill set in the areas of employee development, leadership, conflict resolution, labor relations, and policy and procedure development, change and implementation.

Mary Tate, Consultant and AHC Liaison

For the past sixteen years, Mary Tate has been the director of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity in the Medical School. Mary also serves as the Medical School Liaison to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of the University in serving as Consultant and AHC Liaison for the Office for Conflict Resolution.



In connection with the peer hearing process, the office maintains rosters of people currently serving as hearing officers, panelists, and advisors. In addition, the members of the Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee are listed below.

Advisors (PDF format)

Hearing Officers (PDF format)

Panelists (PDF format)


Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee

The Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee advises the Vice President for Equity and Diversity regarding the selection of Conflict Resolution staff, the performance of the office, and policy revisions. The role of the committee is described in the policy booklet on page 24 (download PDF). The current membership of the committee is here (Committee Roster).