MnSCU board to announce new WSU president

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees and Chancellor Steven Rosenstone on Wednesday will announce the new president-elect and interim president of Winona State University.

The Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. An audio stream of the meeting will be available online.


The president-elect and interim president will then meet with the public at 2 p.m. at WSU’s Science Lab Atrium in Winona; and a 5 p.m. at the University Center in Rochester.

One of the candidates is Anne Huot, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College at Brockport, State University of New York (SUNY) since 2007.


The other candidate is Scott R. Olson, who has served as provost and vice president for academic and student affairs and professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 2003.

A third semifinalist, Jem Spectar of the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, withdrew his candidacy on April 20.

WSU’s next president will earn at least $160,000 annually, according to MnSCU officials. The university received more than 60 applications for the position, which became available when Judith Ramaley announced last August this will be her final year with the university. Ramaley is the 14th president at WSU and the first female president.

The new president is expected to begin July 1.

(Photos courtesy of Winona State University)

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