Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
Nov 10, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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

We seek a dynamic and visionary president with the experience and passion to lead a prominent institution to realize its ever-growing potential. Minnesota State Mankato offers more than 130 undergraduate areas of study, 75 graduate areas of study and 50 online programs, and welcomes students from all over the globe. The University boasts a strong foundation and is situated in a thriving community, offering the next president opportunity for prodigious success. The University is one of the largest institutions within the Minnesota State system, and is a key driver of the region and state’s economy.

For more than 150 years, Minnesota State University, Mankato has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking. It is the second largest public university in the state, serving close to 14,700 students seeking bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Many of those students choose to attend Minnesota State Mankato in part because of its focus on hands on, applied learning and the opportunities to engage in meaningful research as undergrads. The University is recognized by the Council on Undergraduate Research as one of the top 20 universities in undergraduate

research in the United States.

In addition to its beautiful campus in Mankato, Minnesota State Mankato also serves students in the Twin Cities metropolitan area with more than 25 programs available there, including graduate education in business, educational leadership and nursing. At least 50 programs (degree and certificate) are also available either completely online or paired with some classroom study.

The University 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 college, 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.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Minnesota State University, Mankato in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries nominations, and application materials to:

Betty Asher

Partner & Executive Vice President

email: [email protected]

Lauren McCaghren

Senior Executive Search Consultant

email: [email protected]

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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