Chancellor's Office

Named the Minnesota State interim chancellor in 2017, Devinder Malhotra leads Minnesota’s system of seven state universities and 30 state community and technical colleges that serve nearly 400,000 students in 47 communities across the state.

Dr. Malhotra is passionate about the Minnesota State commitment to providing access to exceptional higher education for all Minnesotans. He is excited to support the powerful work faculty and staff are doing at every Minnesota State college and university to serve our communities and help women and men all across the state succeed both in college and beyond.

Before serving as interim chancellor, Dr. Malhotra was interim president of Metropolitan State University and provost and vice president of academic affairs at St. Cloud State University. Prior to that he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. At the University of Akron, he served as chair of the Faculty Senate, chair of the Department of Economics, and associate dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Malhotra holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi in India. He earned his doctorate in economics from Kansas State University and also is a graduate of the Management Development Program of the Harvard University Institutes of Higher Education.

Click here to view the press release naming Dr. Malhotra as interim chancellor

Click here to view Dr. Malhotra's curriculum vitae

Devinder Malhotra
Interim Chancellor

Jaime Simonsen
Interim Chief of Staff

Kalae Verdeja
Executive Assistant