System Office Divisions and Offices

Academic and Student Affairs

The Academic and Student Affairs Division works with system institutions to identify and meet shared priorities to better serve their students and communities.

Chancellor’s Office

The chancellor of Minnesota State is Scott Olson. 

Equity and Inclusion

Minnesota State is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides faculty, staff, and students with a wide range of information and resources that support, protect, and encourage inclusive opportunity throughout the system.


The Finance Division is comprised of five major units.These units are responsible for the oversight of all issues related to the financial stability and management of the system's 26 colleges, 7 universities, and the system office.

General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice, services, and training to the system.

Government Relations

The Government Relations Division tracks legislation, advocates on our behalf, and assists all Minnesota State entities with political and legislative guidance.

Human Resources

The Human Resources (HR) Division supports the workforce needs of the Minnesota State system and is divided into seven functional areas providing systemwide support, resources, and guidance to college and university leaders, HR offices, and the HR Service Center. The seven functional areas include:  Academic HR, HR Information Systems and HR Shared Services, Labor Relations, Talent Management, Total Rewards, Workers Compensation, and System Office HR.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services provides technological support for achieving success in learning enterprises, plus the full spectrum of system and campus technology needs.

Internal Auditing

Internal Auditing provides independent and objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Minnesota State system.

Marketing and Communications

The Marketing and Communications Division is charged with increasing awareness and understanding of Minnesota State.

Workforce and Economic Development

The Workforce and Economic Development Division works in partnership with industry, government and education partners to develop the diverse, multi-talented, learning-agile workforce needed to grow Minnesota's economy now and in the future