MnSCU Chancellor-Designate Visits DCTC

Steven Rosenstone and wife, Maria Antonia Calvo, tour Rosemount campus

(seated) Bill Eilers, Susan Johanson, Jessica Jackson, Kelly Murtaugh, Chris Yang (standing left to right) Harold Torrence, Deb Newberry, Mike Buck, Hugo Cardoza, Larry Raddatz, Maria Antonia Calvo, Mike Opp, Steven Rosenstone, Sharon LaComb, Pat Lair, Tim McCluskey, Ronald Thomas, Patrice Nadeau

Steven J. Rosenstone, Ph.D., chancellor-designate of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and his wife, Maria Antonia Calvo, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota, visited the Rosemount campus of Dakota County Technical College Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Laura King, MnSCU vice chancellor of finance and chief financial officer, also took part in the visit.  Chancellor-Designate Rosenstone and his wife met with Ronald E. Thomas, Ph.D., the president of the college, and several DCTC faculty, staff and students, including Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sharon LaComb and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Kelly Murtaugh.

The group sat down for an informal round-table discussion in the Dakota Room. Afterward, Chancellor-Designate Rosenstone toured the college’s Transportation areas while Dr. Calvo toured the Visual Communication areas. Rosenstone later met with President Thomas to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the system and DCTC.

“We had a frank and informative talk on range of topics from expanded partnerships with industry to increasing enrollment in STEM-based programs to creating a collective vision for the future of higher education in Minnesota,” said Thomas. “I’m looking forward to working with our new chancellor. He is bright, articulate, well-informed and deeply committed to delivering the best possible education to students in our system.”

(left to right) Hugo Cardoza, Individualized Studies major, Dr. Maria Antonia Calvo, Chancellor-Designate Steven Rosenstone, Jessica Jackson, Early Childhood and Youth Development major