Amy Gort serves Metropolitan State University as the Provost and Executive Director of Academic and Student Affairs. She has also served both Augsburg University and Concordia University, St. Paul in administrative and faculty roles. Amy earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B. S. degree in Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her love of music began at a young age and she currently sings with Calliope Women’s Chorus. She also served as a member of the Calliope board as the treasurer for one year and the president for two years. A native of Twin Cities, Amy lives now in Apple Valley with her husband, two high-school aged daughter, and their dog.