Patrick Opatz

Century College
3300 Century Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Phone: (651) 779-3342
Fax: (651) 779-3470

Appointed: July 1, 2015

Previous positions:

  • Vice president of finance and administration, Century College
  • Director, Minnesota Online, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • System budget director, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Assistant vice president for business and finance; planning and budget director, St. Norbert College
  • Research associate, Office of Planning and Analysis, University of Minnesota
  • Program assistant, finance and operations, University of Minnesota


  • Harvard Management Development Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
  • Ph.D., Higher Education Policy and Administration, College of Education, University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Public Policy, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Political Science, St. Mary's College of Minnesota


  • YMCA Camp Du Nord, Finance Committee, 2014 - present
  • Minnesota Online High School, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010