With the retirement of Steven Rosenstone, who served as chancellor from 2011-2017, and with Devinder Malhotra serving as interim chancellor, Minnesota State has begun the next phase in the search for its permanent chancellor.

A search advisory committee has been formed, along with a  search timeline (subject to change). Review of candidates will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled. Finalist were announced on February 22, 2018. The target start date for the new chancellor is August 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most, if not all, of these qualifications:

  • Demonstrated focus on serving students and leading an enterprise dedicated to student success
  • An understanding of the value and unique missions of the system's community colleges, technical colleges, comprehensive colleges, and state universities, along with the shared mission of the enterprise
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a compelling public message that motivates others to support students and Minnesota State
  • A proven passion for--and demonstrated commitment to--diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service and public education
  • A history of successfully driving change in a complex organization; adeptness at working in a highly nuanced environment with varied constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision for the system and execute a plan for implementation of the vision
  • Proven success in workforce and economic development
  • Proven success in working with a governing board and legislative stakeholders; politically savvy and culturally relevant
  • Proven success in working with all levels of employees and multiple bargaining units
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly prioritize as well as execute while exhibiting a sense of urgency, superb judgment, compassion, wisdom, and a sense of humor
  • Proven ability to attract and lead a strong team of senior staff
  • Demonstrated effective leadership; with strong emphasis on accountability for results
  • Experience in a multi-location, geographically dispersed operating environment
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence with proven ability in managing resources in an environment with competing priories and interests
  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications

Nominations, applications, and confidential inquiries are welcomed. Contact:

Wheless Partners
Email: MinnesotaStateChancellor@WhelessPartners.com