Saint Paul College President Rassoul Dastmozd — whose campus has again topped Washington Monthly‘s list of best community colleges in the country– gives The Huffington Post his take on what some see as a skills shortage during the current rebound in manufacturing: I see this as opportunity knocking. He points to his college’s Right Skills Now for Manufacturing Read more

What Saint Paul College once billed as the nation’s oldest watchmaking program is closing down, the college’s president confirmed late yesterday afternoon. Rassoul Dastmozd did not elaborate, but wrote me an e-mail stating: “The Saint Paul College Watchmaking Program ended this month following decreases in enrollment and continued funding challenges.  All students who remained in Read more

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system Chancellor James McCormick has announced he’s recommending these people for the presidencies of two MnSCU colleges — but scrapping the search for a third. He’s recommending the following: Saint Paul College: Rassoul Dastmozd, vice president of instruction at Clark College in Washington; and Century College: Ron Anderson, vice Read more