Posted: June 21, 2000

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today named Donald Supalla president of Rochester Community and Technical College. Supalla, a graduate of the college and a former faculty member there, has been serving as interim president since 1997.

"Don Supalla has strong support from the faculty, students, administration and community," said MnSCU Chancellor Morris J. Anderson, who recommended the action to the board. "He has brought a spirit of teamwork and student service to the campus, and has demonstrated what it takes to be a fine college president."

Supalla has been associated with the Rochester college since 1972, when he served as a business education instructor. He received his two-year degree from Rochester Community College in 1968, his bachelor of science degree from Winona State University in 1970 and his master of science degree from Winona State in 1975.