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Winona State University gearing up for presidential search

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:41:26 +0000

This March or April could see a new Winona State University president, now that Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system officials are laying out the search process, the Winona Daily News reports. (Judith Ramaley announced last month this was her last year as the school’s chief.) The search will cost $125,000, and St. Cloud State University…



Does the regents' privacy argument really hold water?

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:15:22 +0000

Remember when the University of Minnesota Board of Regents defended its policy of keeping the names of presidential candidates private until the final round — and that final round had just one candidate (Eric Kaler of Stony Brook)? The reason given was that the the media spotlight might scare away potential candidates — those who’d…



Contract for MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone

Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:30:17 +0000

Here’s the three-year contract for MnSCU Chancellor-Elect Steven Rosenstone for you to check out. It begins Aug. 1. Highlights are below, then comes the original document. Here are what the highlights seem to be: $360,000 base pay; Up to $50,000 in annual performance pay; Up to $3,000-per-month housing allowance; $1,000-per-month transportation and “communication” allowance; $833-per-month…



Why four MnSCU college presidents?

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:27:00 +0000

The appointment of four college presidents in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system this afternoon might not be unusual, but it’s a reminder that the Boomer generation is retiring — and their replacements face the challenges of a system stretched for money. The new chiefs: Saint Paul College: Rassoul Dastmozd, vice president of…



Anoka presidential candidates had problematic backgrounds

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:56:20 +0000

Looks like Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College attracted some candidates in its $62,000 scrapped presidential search that MnSCU could have found potentially problematic. Check out these newspaper articles on two of the semifinalists: Ronald Erickson, president of Hocking College: A mess at Hocking College President might quit unless board of trustees stops its…



Cost of scrapped Anoka prez search: $62,100-plus

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:17:32 +0000

As I posted yesterday, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system scrapped the presidential search for Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College, leaving current Anoka-Ramsey interim chief Jessica Stumpf to head up both colleges until a replacement is found. MnSCU won’t say what happened, but spokeswoman Melinda Voss did say what that little…



Saint Paul, Century prez favorites named; Anoka search scrapped

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:59:57 +0000

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system Chancellor James McCormick has announced he’s recommending these people for the presidencies of two MnSCU colleges — but scrapping the search for a third. He’s recommending the following: Saint Paul College: Rassoul Dastmozd, vice president of instruction at Clark College in Washington; and Century College: Ron Anderson, vice…



Ries named president of Concordia – St. Paul

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:34:35 +0000

The Rev. Tom Ries has been named president of Concordia University in St. Paul, and is expected to start July 1. Ries, a former VP for finance and operations at Concordia and president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Foundation, will replace the Rev. Dr. Robert Holst, who is retiring. Ries should make his formal acceptance…



3 semifinalists for Anoka Tech, Anoka-Ramsey CC prez

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:13:11 +0000

Just got this announcement from MnSCU. Three semifinalists are in the running for a presidency that will oversee both Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College: Ron Erickson, president and chief executive officer of Hocking College in Ohio and former dean at Dakota County Technical College; Alex Kajstura, provost of the Norfolk campus of Tidewater…



Saint Paul College presidential semifinalists named

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:05:24 +0000

Just got a release from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system saying it has five semifinalists to replace Donovan Schwichtenberg, who is retiring as president of Saint Paul College. (That’s the best community college in the country, if you haven’t heard.) The semifinalists are: Linda Baer, senior program officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates…