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Minnesota State College Southeast Presidential Search

Minnesota State has named four finalists in the search for the next president of Minnesota State College Southeast (MSC Southeast). The candidates are Lisa Jones Copprue, Marsha Danielson, Chad Dull, and Sandra Kiddoo.

The candidates were recommended by a search advisory committee that was comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community leaders, and was chaired by Annette Parker, president of South Central College. The candidates are scheduled for virtual campus visits between March 29 and March 30. The virtual campus visits provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to meet each of the candidates and offer feedback. 


Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra and the internal and external communities at Minnesota State College Southeast seek a president who will provide leadership continuity as the college works to achieve its aspirational goals, as well as provide leadership to the region, and to the Minnesota State system at an enterprise level.

Some of the characteristics of a successful candidate are proven strengths in:

  • Building Regional Engagement
  • Academic Innovation and Success with Enrollment Management Strategies
  • Passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Excellent Leadership & Interpersonal Skills 

Additional personal characteristics sought include flexibility, the ability to inspire and motivate, an exceptional listener who works to understand the pulse of the college and the communities they serve, as well as an abiding commitment to social justice. For a detailed description and information about the application process, please download the Presidential Search Profile (PDF).

MSCS President Search Advisory Committee Roster (PDF)


November 2020: Position announcement
January 14, 2021: Deadline for priority consideration
February 2021: First round of interviews
March 2021: Finalist interviews
April 2021: Final selection of candidate
July 1, 2021: New president begins at Minnesota State College Southeast


Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant:

Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E
Springfield, IL 62711 

Phone: 217-241-5400
Fax: 217-241-5401


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