Big Men on Campus: Meet Our Newest Instructors

Posted by on April 24, 2013

There are about a gazillion reasons (rough estimate) why Minnesota School of Business-Richfield’s business degree program stands out amongst others. But one of the top reasons why is because of our amazing faculty, who have awesome real-world experience that they bring into the classroom. Our campus has a great combination of seasoned faculty and fresh faces, so we wanted to introduce you to a couple of the newest additions to the MSB-Richfield team.

business degree programMeet Bard Meier. He’s teaching a marketing course in the business degree program this quarter.

Background info: He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Dakota. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. Bard has been in the media arts industry for more then 20 years as both an artist and a producer.

For fun: Bard enjoys playing instruments and working on his house.

Fun fact: He says, “I was a truck driver delivering gladiolas for a blink.”


business degree programMeet Robert Collins. He’s teaching Finance and Managerial Economics in the business degree program this quarter.

Background info: He’s a Midwesterner by birth but grew up in the suburbs north of New York City.  His undergraduate degree in Finance was earned at the University of Southern California and his MBA in Marketing was earned at New York University.  After a visit to Minnesota, he decided this was the place to raise kids and enjoy life and has never been disappointed.  He has three kids.  He says he was very fortunate to enter the medical device industry in Minnesota and spent his entire career with companies in that industry.  He started a technology company 10 years ago which provides purchasing services to hospitals and physician clinics.  He is in the process of establishing a food and pharmaceutical safety consulting addition to the company.

For fun: He says, “Most of the fun things I do are with my young grandchildren and suit their interests and needs.  They are a continuing marvel to me.”

Good to know: Robert says, “When I have the time, I love to read, and I read a wide range of topics including ancient and modern history, U.S. Civil War history, economics and business, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and classical and new novels.”



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