Minnesota State Chancellor Search

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees is seeking its next chancellor and a search advisory committee has been appointed.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 28, 2016. The new chancellor's term will take effect August 1, 2017. Additional key dates are provided within the search process (subject to change).

The successful candidate will demonstrate most, if not all, of these qualifications:

  • Demonstrated focus on serving students and leading an enterprise dedicated to student success
  • An understanding of the value and unique missions of the system's community colleges, technical colleges, comprehensive colleges, and state universities, along with the shared mission of the enterprise
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a compelling public message that motivates others to support students and Minnesota State
  • A proven passion for--and demonstrated commitment to--diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service and public education
  • A history of successfully driving change in a complex organization; adeptness at working in a highly nuanced environment with varied constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision for the system and execute a plan for implementation of the vision
  • Proven success in workforce and economic development
  • Proven success in working with a governing board and legislative stakeholders; politically savvy and culturally relevant
  • Proven success in working with all levels of employees and multiple bargaining units
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly prioritize as well as execute while exhibiting a sense of urgency, superb judgment, compassion, wisdom, and a sense of humor
  • Proven ability to attract and lead a strong team of senior staff
  • Demonstrated effective leadership; with strong emphasis on accountability for results
  • Experience in a multi-location, geographically dispersed operating environment
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence with proven ability in managing resources in an environment with competing priories and interests
  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree

Thank you for your interest!