Joe Mulford Named President of Pine Technical and Community College

Posted: May 20, 2015

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 20, 2015 – The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today appointed Joe Mulford as president of Pine Technical and Community College. His appointment becomes effective July 1, 2015.

Joe Mulford

Joe Mulford

“Joe Mulford has a deep understanding of the tremendously important role Pine Technical and Community College plays in the communities of East Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin,” said Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. “Because of his years of experience cultivating partnerships for colleges and universities across the state, Mr. Mulford knows that the success of rural colleges depends on building a large and diverse network of partners through collaboration. He also knows how to work with the college community to make that happen for Pine Technical and Community College.”

Mulford has served Minnesota State Colleges and Universities as system director for education industry partnerships since 2013. Previously, he served Hennepin Technical College as dean of emergency services, manufacturing, and customized training; Anoka Technical College as dean of institutional services, customized training, and emergency services; Century College as building and industrial trades customized training coordinator; and Globe College as chief academic officer. He holds an associate degree from Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead), a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University, and a master’s degree from Metropolitan State University. He is completing a doctorate from the University of Nebraska.

Pine Technical and Community College, established in 1965 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves more than 1,400 students and awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. Through extraordinary technical and transferrable education and superior services, Pine Technical and Community College develops innovative workers, fosters educated citizens, builds strong communities, and promotes healthy economies. Its mission is to provide superior education and social services that enhance the communities it serves. For more information, call 320-629-5100 or visit

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities include 24 two-year community, technical, and comprehensive colleges and seven state universities serving more than 410,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system of its kind in the United States.