Feb 2, 2011

New chancellor

Steven Rosenstone, vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs, and professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, was selected Wed., Feb. 2 as the next chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in a 14-1 vote by the Board of Trustees. "I am excited that we have found a leader who is uniquely qualified for this position,” said Scott Thiss, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Dr. Rosenstone is a proven leader who brings the vision and breadth of skills and knowledge that we need to lead this system. The Board of Trustees and Chancellor James McCormick look forward to working with chancellor-designate Rosenstone.” Rosenstone, 59, told the board he could begin Aug. 1. He will succeed James H. McCormick, who is retiring as chancellor of the 32-institution system that includes Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples. Rosenstone told the trustees he is eager to visit campuses and find out more about the individual colleges and universities.