Posted: January 24, 2018

Contact: Doug Anderson, doug.anderson@MinnState.edu, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 24, 2018 – The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Larry Lundblad to serve as the interim president of Minnesota State College Southeast. The appointment of Lundblad becomes effective February 1, 2018.

Larry Lundblad

Lundblad served as the president of Central Lakes College for 10 years until he retired in 2016. Previously, he served South Central College in several capacities including vice president and chief academic officer and dean of curriculum and instruction. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, a bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

“President Lundblad understands the challenges a college like Minnesota State College Southeast is facing today,” said Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra. “I am confident that his background and his personal management style of inclusiveness and engagement will enable Larry to begin working immediately to address these challenges and take advantage of opportunities to create a stronger institution that will welcome a new president next year.”

A search for a permanent president will be launched this fall.

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Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.

Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 375,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.