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MN Reconnect Program


The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) and Minnesota State have partnered to develop a new program to support adult learners called MN Reconnect. The program is made possible by financial and technical support from the Lumina Foundation and the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). The program supports Minnesota State students through specialized services, who return to college during fall of 2019 to earn a credential of economic value after an absence of two or more years.

Visit the MN Reconnect website here.

What Institutions are Participating?

Inver Hills Community College
Lake Superior College
Riverland Community College
South Central College

Who do I Contact with Questions?

Inver Hills Community College:
Heidi Thury (651) 450-3287

Lake Superior College:
Emily Chapinski (218) 733-5983

Riverland Community College:
Amy Wagner (507) 433-0575

South Central College:
Kris Lovstad (507) 389-7394

What Specialized Services are Available?

Students are supported by a designated institutional staff member, titled Navigator. The Navigator assists in academic and financial planning, and accessing special benefits, such as the MN Reconnect Scholarship, and community services.