Gina Sobania is the Director of Military, Veteran and Adult Learner Services for Minnesota State. She assists college and university faculty, staff, and administration in welcoming and supporting Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families. Specifically, she has worked tirelessly with colleges and universities in awarding academic credit for military training and experience. Gina is a national expert on using ACE credit recommendations to create academic pathways for Veterans and Servicemembers. Gina and the Minnesota State system have provided training and best practices on Minnesota State’s pathway program to more than 25 states and systems and more than 100 colleges and universities around the country. She has also participated at national conferences and webinars regarding the awarding of academic credit for military courses and occupations.
Gina also works to enhance the Minnesota State partnership with the military, state agencies, and the private sector through her work in preparing service members and families before, during, and after deployments, consistent with Minnesota State’s commitment as a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” organization. She has a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Social Studies Secondary and a certificate in Educational Technology and Computers from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University.