The Minnesota State Board of Trustees and Chancellor Devinder Malhotra invite nominations and applications for the position of President of Saint Paul College. The President reports to the Chancellor.


Founded in 1910 with roots in technical education, Saint Paul College has a rich tradition of educational excellence, diversity, and partnerships. It has grown to become a respected, innovative, and comprehensive community and technical college serving 15,000 students each year. The College is proud to be one of the most diverse colleges in the Minnesota State system, with 65% students of color. With a commitment to each student’s success, inclusiveness is one of the College’s greatest strengths. The campus culture is one of respect, individuality and civility. The average age of a Saint Paul College student is 25 and 75% of its students attend part-time. The College’s current status with the The Higher Learning Commission is “Accredited – On Probation.” Saint Paul College remains accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission while we work with them to address concerns raised by their decision. The College offers 50 associate degree and 67 certificate and diploma programs, including business, career and technical education, health science, STEM, service programs, and liberal and fine arts. Many programs have been recognized for innovation, teaching excellence, and student success. In 2018, Saint Paul College was recognized as #9 in the Best 50 Community Colleges in the United States by In 2020, Saint Paul College mathematics students took first and second in the national mathematics research competition sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Also in 2020, the Pharmacy Technician Guide named Saint Paul College as the #1 Pharmacy Technician School in Minnesota.


Saint Paul College is located just a few blocks from the Minnesota State Capitol in what has been called “the most livable city in America.” Saint Paul is a city known for its community vibrancy, deep traditions, talent and diversity. Known as a great place to live, work, and raise a family, it offers a strong economic and cultural vitality. The Twin Cities region is recognized as a hub for cultural activities, as well as home to global leaders in biotechnology, biomedical research, food exports and technology. The region specializes in building and growing global companies, including 16 homegrown Fortune 500. With an emphasis on health and fitness, the region hosts the largest parks system in the nation.


The College is a member of the Minnesota State system, which is comprised of 37 public two-year colleges and four-year universities. The system serves over 350,000 students per year in credit and noncredit courses.


Saint Paul College’s next president will bring demonstrated leadership of inclusion and equity to this urban institution. He/she will possess strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the college, community and the Minnesota State system. The leader should have the ability to lead the College in an authentic, collaborative, and transparent manner with integrity and respect. An earned doctorate is preferred, but not required.


How to Apply


This is a confidential search process.


To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than November 19, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.


To apply go to and upload your documents.


Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:


  1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of Saint Paul College.
  2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
  3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.


For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries please contact:


Jill Wakefield, Ed.D.

ACCT Search Consultant | 206.234.6752


*An ACCT Search*



The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.


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