“He’s more like a CEO than an academic. So far, he’s got people listening.”
— Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system trustee Duane Benson to the Star Tribune regarding Chancellor Steven Rosenstone and his efforts to work with state industry to expand training programs for Minnesota’s work force.
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.