Dorothy Duran

Minnesota State College Southeast
1250 Homer Road, P.O. Box 409
Winona, MN 55987-0409

Phone: (507) 453-2721
Fax: (507) 453-2424

Appointed: July 1, 2014

Previous positions:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, Iowa Western Community College
  • Dean/Director, El Rito Campus, Northern New Mexico College
  • Administrative Intern, Austin Community College
  • Associate Director of Financial Aid, Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
  • Financial Aid Advisor, Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
  • Teacher, St. Charles Parochial School, Albuquerque, NM


  • Ph.D., Education Administration with a specialty in Community College Leadership, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Educational Foundations with a Specialty in Administration, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Post-Bachelor of Arts, Education Teaching Certification, West Texas State University
  • B.A., English and Sociology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Professional organizations:

  • Science Technology Engineering and Math Southwest (STEM) HUB
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
  • Council Bluff's Leadership Program
  • Hispanic Association of Community Colleges and Universities (HACU) Leadership
  • American Association of Community Colleges Service Learning
  • National Institute for Leadership Development
  • Community College Leadership Initiative for Two-Year Schools in NM
  • League of Innovation
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • American Institute of Management (AIM)

Other organizations:

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Bluffs Education and Workforce Development Council
  • Iowa Chief Academic Officers Statewide Group Strategic Planning Council
  • Iowa Community College On-line Consortium
  • Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students
  • Latinas Unidas of the Midlands
  • Midwestern Higher Education Compact
  • Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwest Iowa Planning Council
  • Southwest Iowa Transit Council