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University of Minnesota 

Law provides: “(T)here shall be established in this territory an institute under the name and style of the University of Minnesota; the government of this university shall be vested in a board of regents elected by the legislature for six-year terms.” (Territorial Laws 1851, Chapter 3; perpetuated by the Minnesota Constitution, Article XIII, Section 3)

President of the University & President (ex officio) of the Board of Regents: Robert H. Bruininks  
Appointed: November 2002  
Salary: $423,000

202 Morrill Hall, 100 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis 55455
Web site:

University of Minnesota Board of Regents: 

Patricia Simmons, 1st Cong. Dist.
Dallas Bohnsack, 2nd Cong. Dist.
David M. Larson, 3rd Cong. Dist.
David R. Metzen, 4th Cong. Dist.
Peter Bell, 5th Cong. Dist.
John Frobenius, 6th Cong. Dist.

Clyde Allen, Jr., 7th Cong. Dist.
Anthony R. Baraga, 8th Cong. Dist.
Frank R. Berman, at large
Steven D. Hunter, at large
Cynthia Lesher, at large
Lakeesha Ransom, at large

Mission: The University of Minnesota is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world. The university’s mission is threefold: research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and public service.

Colleges located on the Twin Cities campus:

College of Biological Sciences
College of Continuing Education
College of Design
College of Education and Human
College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural
      Resource Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Pharmacy
College of Veterinary Medicine

Curtis L. Carlson School of
Graduate School
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute
     of Public Affairs
Institute of Technology
Law School
Medical School
School of Dentistry
School of Nursing
School of Public Health

Greater Minnesota campuses:
     Crookston (UMC), (218)281-6510
     Duluth (UMD), (218)726-8000
     Morris (UMM), (320)589-2211

Service and Research Programs: University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota Extension Service, James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Office of Government and Community Relations, and numerous others.

Cultural programs: Cultural activities are featured on all campuses and include theater, dance, opera, musical organizations, art shows, library services, and student centers for social functions.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)

Law provides: The statewide system of state universities, community colleges, and technical colleges is known as Minnesota State Colleges and Universities(MnSCU). These institutions provide programs of study that meet the needs of students for occupational, general, baccalaureate, and graduate education leading to certificates, diplomas, and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s levels. The system benefits students through improved and broader course offerings, ease of transfer among schools and programs, integrated course credit, coordinated degree programs, and coordinated financial aid. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 136F)

Chancellor: James H. McCormick 
Appointed: 2001  
Salary: $285,961

Wells Fargo Pl., 30 E. 7th St., Suite 350, St. Paul 55101
Web site:


Board of Trustees:

Caleb Anderson, Maplewood
Duane Benson, Lanesboro
Michael Boulton, Porter
Cheryl Dickson, St. Paul
Ruth Grendahl, Apple Valley
Clarence Hightower, Minneapolis
Dan McElroy, Burnsville
David Olson, St. Paul

David Paskach, Cottonwood
Thomas Renier, Duluth
Christine Rice, Lake Elmo
Ann Curme Shaw, Minnetonka
C. Scott Thiss, Edina
James Van Houten, Minneapolis
Carol Wenner,

Background:  The system became operational on July 1, 1995, bringing together three formerly separate systems of community colleges, technical colleges, and state universities. The merger of three systems resulted from legislation passed by the 1991 Minnesota Legislature.

Institutions:  The statewide system is composed of seven state universities, and 25 two-year colleges.  These institutions serve about 240,000 students annually in credit-based courses at campuses in 46 communities around the state.  In addition the system serves approximately 130,000 Minnesotans in noncredit courses each year.

Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, (320)762-0221
     President: Kevin Kopischke
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge and Coon Rapids, (763)433-1100
      President: Patrick Johns
Anoka Technical College, Anoka, (763)576-4700
      President: Anne Weyandt
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, (218)755-2001
     President: Jon Quistgaard
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, (218)855-8000
     President: Larry Lundblad
Century College, White Bear Lake, (651)779-3200
     President: Larry Litecky
Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, (651)423-8000
     President: Ronald Thomas
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, (218)879-0800
     President: Donald Day
Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, (952)995-1300
 President: Kathryn Jeffery
Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, (651)450-8500
     President: Cheryl Frank
Lake Superior College, Duluth, (218)733-7600
     President: Kathleen Nelson
Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis and St. Paul, (651)793-1300
     President: Wilson Bradshaw
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, (612)659-6000
     President: Phillip Davis
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, Red Wing and Winona
     President: Jim Johnson
Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, 
     Moorhead and Wadena, (218)736-1500
     President: Ann Valentine
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, (507)389-1866
     President: Richard W. Davenport
Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, (800)593-7246
     President: Roland Barden
Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, 
     Pipestone and Worthington, (800) 658-2330, 
     President: Ronald Wood
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, (952)487-8200
     President: Katherine Hiyane-Brown
North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, (763)488-0391
     President: Ann Wynia
Northeast Higher Education District*
     President: Joe Sertich
           Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, (218)262-7200
           Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, (218)327-4460
           Mesabi Range Community & Technical College, Eveleth and Virginia
           Rainy River Community College, International Falls, (218)285-7722
           Vermilion Community College, Ely, (800)657-3608
Northland Community & Technical College, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls
     President: Anne Temte
Northwest Technical College**, Bemidji, (218)333-6600
     President: Jon Quistgaard, Bemidji State University
Pine Technical College, Pine City, (320)629-5100
     President: Robert Musgrove
Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and Willmar, (800)722-1151
     President: Douglas Allen
Riverland Community College, Albert Lea and Austin, (800)247-5039
     President: Terrence Leas
Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, (507)285-7210
     President: Don Supalla
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, (320)308-0121
     President: Roy Saigo
St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud, (320)308-5000
     President: Joyce Helens
Saint Paul College, St. Paul, (651)846-1600
     President: Donovan Schwichtenberg
South Central College, Faribault and North Mankato, (507)389-7200
     President: Keith Stover
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, (800)642-0684
     President: David Danahar
Winona State University, Winona, (800)342-5978
     President: Judith Ramaley

* Hibbing, Itasca, Mesabi Range, Rainy River and Vermilion make up the Northeast Higher Education District, a consortium of five state colleges.

** Northwest Technical College at Bemidji is aligned with Bemidji State University.

Last updated: 6/1/2009 2:52:59 PM