Minnesota State Colleges and Universities trustee James Van Houten tells MPR’s Tim Post why the choice of Steven Rosenstone for chancellor was very risky:
My concern is if there’s a big learning curve to get ready to carry out whatever those visions would be, they’re not going to be implemented very quickly. I think the board just has to be aware that we need a different style with this particular choice.
(Van Houten ended up voting for Rosenstone.)
Read Post’s story here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.