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Congrats to two new MnSCU presidents!

Congratulations to Scott Olson on being named Winona State University's 15th president!

Olson comes to WSU from Minnesota State University - Mankato, where he was the provost and vice president for academic and student affairs.

We had lunch with Olson at MSU-Mankato during a campus visit there earlier this year. He played an integral role in the tremendous service provided to the students at Mankato, where they brag of an outstanding placement rate!

Congratulations also to Peggy Kennedy, appointed today by the MnSCU board as president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. We met Peggy on a blustery winter day at the Fergus Falls campus when she was interim president.

The MnSCU board was clearly impressed with the work Kennedy did during her tenure as interim president. The campus connection to the regional workforce was especially impressive in light of the ongoing discussion about workforce alignment across the state.

We look forward to working with both President Olson and President Kennedy in their new roles.

posted by Sandy Connolly • 5/16/2012 at 10:43 AM


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