Jessica Stumpf recommended as interim president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College

Posted: April 11, 2011

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Two colleges will be aligned under one president this fall

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor James H. McCormick said Monday that he will recommend that Jessica Stumpf be appointed interim president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College.

Stumpf has been serving as interim president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Beginning in July, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, which has campuses in Coon Rapids and Cambridge, and Anoka Technical College will be aligned under one president to better serve students in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities.

With the realignment, each college will retain its own name, mission and accreditation. Shari Olson, interim president of Anoka Technical College, will leave that post June 30 to become president of an Arizona community college.

"Interim President Stumpf is experienced and well-qualified to begin the realignment of these two colleges under one leader," McCormick said. "I am confident that she will create a firm foundation for the two institutions to realize new efficiencies and better student services."

Stumpf previously served as vice president of academic affairs at Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical; dean of business at Hennepin Technical College; dean of transportation, coordinator of customized training, coordinator of enrollment and marketing and business instructor, all at Dakota County Technical College; and business instructor at Century College. She earned an associate degree at St. Cloud State University, a bachelor's degree in business education at Buena Vista University in Iowa, a master's degree in business administration at Metropolitan State University, and a doctorate in educational policy and administration at the University of Minnesota.

The Board of Trustees is expected to act on the recommendation for the one-year appointment at its April 20 meeting. McCormick made the recommendation after no finalist for the presidency of the realigned colleges emerged from a national search process. A new search for a permanent president will begin later this year.