Sep 20, 2011

Affordable tuition

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone said this week he is prepared to make tough choices and design new ways of doing business to keep tuition affordable. "Our role as a driver of Minnesota’s economy is more important than ever, and the priorities we set over the new few weeks must help create a globally competitive position for Minnesota - one that will enrich our students, create jobs and contribute to the prosperity of businesses and communities across the state," Rosenstone said to the Board of Trustees. He called for three new approaches - redesigning processes to focus on outcomes and incentives, empowering faculty and staff to be entrepreneurial and joining in new ways with businesses and others to better meet the state’s workforce needs. "These three approaches - to redesign, to empower, to partner - will allow us to achieve new heights of service and quality," Rosenstone said in his first major address to the Board of Trustees. He took office Aug. 1.