President of Minnesota State College Southeast

Minnesota State
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees and Chancellor Devinder Malhotra invite nominations and applications for the position of President of Minnesota State College Southeast. The President reports to the Chancellor.


The Chancellor and the internal and external communities at Minnesota State College Southeast seek a president who will provide leadership continuity as the college works to achieve its aspirational goals, as well as provide leadership to the region, and to the Minnesota State system at an enterprise level. Some personal characteristics sought include flexibility, the ability to inspire and motivate, an exceptional listener who works to understand the pulse of the college and the communities they serve, as well as an abiding commitment to social justice.


Minnesota State College Southeast is a small college with campuses in Red Wing and Winona, historic small towns located in the beautiful Mississippi River valley bluff country. The college’s primary service region encompasses southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa along a corridor stretching from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Decorah, Iowa. The two campuses have distinctive characteristics but are one college in administration, structure, policies, procedures, and mission.


The Red Wing campus is best known for its signature programs in Band Instrument Repair, Violin Repair, and Guitar Repair & Building, unique programs which bring students to Minnesota from all over the country and even around the world. Many of these students already have bachelor’s degrees or higher, yet come to a 2-year institution for technical training in a highly specialized craft. Another national draw is the college’s new Bicycle Design and Fabrication program, where students explore a hands-on engineering technology and design curriculum.


In Winona, the focus is on technology, especially the Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation programs. The college’s CNC Machine Tool lab was recently upgraded thanks to tremendous community support in the form of both cash and in-kind donations totaling $1.2 million. The new Mechatronics program and lab have been made possible with state grant support and partnerships with local industry.


The College is a member of the Minnesota State system, which is comprised of 37 public two-year colleges and four-year universities. The system serves over 350,000 students per year in credit and noncredit courses.


The next President will possess strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the colleges, community and Minnesota State. He/she will have a reputation as a leader with vision for the future of higher education. An earned doctorate is preferred, but not required.


Application Procedure


Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant:


Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc.

3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E

Springfield, IL 62711


Phone: 217-241-5400

Fax: 217-241-5401



Please submit electronically to the following documents as Adobe Acrobat or MS Word attachments:

  • a cover letter that addresses the Opportunity Overview and the Presidential Search Qualifications and Characteristics
  • a current résumé; and
  • names and contact information of five professional references.


The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Thursday, January 14, 2021 receiving priority consideration.


All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.


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.


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