Statement from Chancellor Steven Rosenstone on the Passing of Senator Jim Metzen

Posted: July 12, 2016

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12, 2016 – "Senator Jim Metzen was a great friend of Minnesota State students, faculty, and staff during his years of service in the Minnesota legislature. Senator Metzen had a very special relationship with Inver Hill Community College and his friendship will be missed."


The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities include 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 400,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system in the United States.