President, Lake Superior College

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities invites applications and nominations for an engaging president of Lake Superior College.


Lake Superior College (LSC) seeks an experienced and visionary leader to help further our mission of serving the community and supporting the economy of Northeast Minnesota and beyond by providing high-value, accessible higher education and advanced training in a supportive environment.


Duluth is a beautiful and thriving community in northeastern Minnesota, overlooking the north shore of Lake Superior. Enjoy the natural beauty and endless recreational opportunities in the town named Outside Magazine’s “Best outdoor town in America.” Duluth has also been nationally-ranked among the top 10 scenic college towns.


As the largest two-year community and technical college in northeastern Minnesota, LSC provides more than 90 affordable programs and services including allied healthcare, manufacturing and technical programs, continuing education and customized training for business and industry partners, and liberal arts and science courses for transfer to one of our four-year university partners.


Lake Superior College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 58 percent of the state’s undergraduate student population. 


Students and employers alike count on Minnesota State to provide an extraordinary education. Our colleges and universities are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and many of the academic programs offered have received specialized accreditations. Our faculty, too, are credentialed, experienced, and dedicated.


Reporting to the chancellor, the president of Lake Superior College will possess strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the college, community and the Minnesota State system.

He/she will have a reputation as a leader with vision for the future of higher education/community college, and champion of the community and technical college missions. An earned doctorate is preferred but not required.




Please direct inquiries and nominations to the college’s search consultant: Angela Provart, President, Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E, Springfield, Illinois 62711. Phone: 217-241-5400, Fax: 217-241-5400, or Email:


Please submit electronically to the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments: (1) a cover letter (5 pages or less) that addresses the Opportunity Overview; (2) a current résumé; and (3) names and contact information of five professional references.


The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by January 10, 2019 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.


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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