Minnesota State Community and Technical College — President

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) is a comprehensive public two-year college with campuses serving more than 14,000 students annually with both credit and non credit-based education in four west central Minnesota communities.

M State prides itself on listening to regional partners within secondary, postsecondary, and business and industry sectors to assess opportunities to deliver on its vision of “a success story for every student and stakeholder.” As a result, M State is the regional college of choice for west central Minnesota high school graduates, and delivers more than 100,000 hours of worker training annually to employers statewide.

Each campus brings its own unique characteristics to strengthen the college as a whole. A growing number of students not only enroll in a blend of online and on-campus delivery, but also enroll in courses across its four campuses. While online-only students experience the convenience of selecting from which campus they prefer support services, all M State students are welcome at any campus and experience caring and professional academic and non-academic support no matter the location.

Detroit Lakes, in the heart of Minnesota’s lakes country, prides itself as a popular destination for summer tourists. Education, health, and manufacturing sectors employ a significant number of residents. Students on the Detroit Lakes campus tend to be working adults busy with school, work, and family responsibilities. The campus houses the Detroit Lakes Public School District’s Alternative Learning Center.

The Fergus Falls campus has a traditional community college feel. Students tend to be more traditional in age and desire opportunities to live in campus residence halls and participate in athletics, fine arts performances, and student life programming. The campus enjoys a strong tradition of alumni support for its liberal arts and sciences offerings.

The Moorhead campus serves the growing Fargo Moorhead region, an urban area with a rapidly expanding economy, an increasingly diverse population, and a strong higher education presence of two- and four-year colleges and universities. The student population on the campus is rich with diversity, and the campus has increased its workforce development and community outreach efforts and partnerships significantly in recent years.

The Wadena campus is a close-knit, small community with a big heart. Located in a rural area close to lakes and rivers in surrounding counties, students and residents value the abundance of outdoor pursuits, including hunting and fishing. The campus is best known for its strong technical and trades programs, some unique to the college.

M State is a member of the Minnesota State system. With 30 two-year community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet

Reporting to the chancellor, the M State president serves as chief executive officer responsible for leading the faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s mission. The president serves on the system’s leadership council, which consists of the chancellor, the chancellor’s cabinet, and 30 college and university presidents. As a member of the leadership council, the president contributes to the overall direction of the nation’s fourth-largest system of higher education.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader and proponent of the community and technical mission, with demonstrated commitment to student success. While progressive responsibility in higher education is desirable, comparable experience in business, government, etc. will be considered. An earned doctorate is preferred but not required.

Confidential Inquiries and Nominations

RH Perry & Associates, an executive search firm, is supporting Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Minnesota State Community and Technical College in this search.

Potential candidates and interested parties may review the position profile at www.rhperry.com.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Nominations should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to MStatePresident@rhperry.com.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Mr. Jesse M. Thompson, Senior Consultant
MStatePresident@rhperry.com
Mr. Paul Doeg, President
MStatePresident@rhperry.com
RH Perry & Associates
Phone: 617-901-4880

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.

To learn more about Minnesota State, please visit MinnState.edu

To learn more about Minnesota State Community and Technical College, please visit minnesota.edu

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