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Minnesota State Chancellor: Scott Olson


I believe we can do so much for Minnesota. I believe that education has the power to transform lives. And by transforming the lives of our students it transforms Minnesota into the best Minnesota that it can be — the North Star that we all aspire to achieve.

Our system represents that potential. Helping students fulfill their hopes and dreams — and as students fulfill their hopes and dreams — Minnesota prospers. I eagerly await working to building a better Minnesota by helping our students in the months to come.

— Scott Olson

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Chancellor Scott Olson
The Winonan, September 6, 2023
By Heidi Hanson

Just this past May, former President of Winona State University Scott Olson was appointed to his new role as Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ chancellor after 11 years at Winona State University. In August, he began his next occupational adventure in the Minnesota State System, but not before leaving the beautiful city of Winona and the home of around 6,000 graduate and undergraduate students....

Tuition for state colleges and universities are frozen for the next two years!
WCCO, September 6, 2023
The Morning News With Vineeta Sawkar


Scott Olson named next chancellor of Minnesota State colleges and universities
Star Tribune, May 9, 2023
By Liz Navratil

The Minnesota State system of colleges and universities on Tuesday chose one of the system's presidents to serve as its next chancellor. Winona State University President Scott Olson told trustees after the vote that he will work to make college more affordable and more accessible, with a goal of reducing racial and economic disparities in higher education...

2023 Chancellor's Address

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Jacquelyn Bailey
Vice Chancellor for
Information Technology Services

Shannon Bryant

Executive Director for
Workforce and Economic Development


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Kari Campbell

Executive Director
Office of the Board of Trustees

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Eric Davis
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

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Andriel Dees
Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

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Scott Goings
General Counsel

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Satasha Green-Stephen
Senior Vice Chancellor for
Academic and Student Affairs

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Noelle Hawton
Chief Marketing and
Communications Officer


Amy Jorgenson
Chief Audit Officer

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Bill Maki
Vice Chancellor for
Finance and Facilities

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Bernie Omann
Special Assistant to the Chancellor
Government Relations


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Priyank Shah

Executive Director for
the Center for Data Access and Analytics

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Jaime Simonsen
Chief of Staff


Scott Olson

Jaime Simonsen
Chief of Staff

Pa Yang
Senior Executive Assistant