Term Dates: August 6, 2012-June 30, 2018
Dawn Erlandson, Minneapolis, is the president of Aurora Strategic Advisors, Inc., where she leads public affairs and marketing communications efforts for national, state and local clients. She currently serves on the boards of the Association of Community College Trustees based in Washington, D.C., and UPSTREAM based in Georgia. She has previously served as board president of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation. Erlandson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, sociology and international business from Hamline University and has completed a policy fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School and the leadership development program at the University of St. Thomas’s Institute for Executive Director Leadership
Erlandson was appointed to the Board of Trustees for a six-year term by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2012.