Posted: May 30, 1997

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Lee R. Kerschner, executive vice chancellor/chief operating officer for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), has announced that he will resign from the organization effective July 1, 1997. He will return to California to work as a consultant.

"I came to Minnesota because Chancellor [Judith] Eaton asked me to serve with her," said Kerschner. "With her resignation from MnSCU, I tendered my own, so the new chancellor, Morrie Anderson, has the ability to reorganize his executive staff and select his own COO."

Kerschner's 35-year career includes positions with the California State University system, the California Master Plan Commission for Higher Education and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

He and his wife, Helga, will live at their permanent California residence, P.O. Box 748, Weimar, CA 95736.