New MnSCU Chancellor Promises To Shake Things Up

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is promising to redesign the 31-campus institution.

Chancellor Steven Rosenstone tells the MnSCU trustees on Tuesday that the greatest risk to the system is business as usual.

In an hour-long speech, Rosenstone said he wants to the ensure access to students from all backgrounds, increase job-training partnerships with businesses and deliver a high-quality education at good price.

To do that, he’s willing to reconsider nearly everything MnSCU does. He says it could mean a single online English 101 class system-wide, for instance, and more cost sharing with the University of Minnesota.

Rosentone says he plans to come back with more specifics in November. Rosenstone took over Aug. 1 after spending 15 years at the University of Minnesota.

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