Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PTC welcomes incoming MnSCU Chancellor Rosenstone

Photo above: Andy LeTourneau, JCS staff member, demonstrates the capabilities of virtual reality equipment to incoming Chancellor Rosenstone as PTC President Robert Musgrove looks on.

Incoming MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone toured PTC today and met many of PTC's administrators and staff and faculty members. Rosenstone, vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs, and professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, was selected in February as the next chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities by the Board of Trustees. Rosenstone is set to begin Aug. 1 and will succeed James H. McCormick, who is retiring as chancellor of the 32-institution system with an enrollment of more than 434,000 students in credit- and non-credit courses.

"I look forward to meeting and working with the students, faculty and staff. I also plan to connect with business leaders and other members of the public. Minnesotans are rightfully proud of their state colleges and universities, and I will work hard to make an outstanding system even better," says Rosenstone.

Rosenstone has been vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs at the University of Minnesota since 2007. He came to the university in 1996 to serve as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Under his leadership, the college revamped the undergraduate experience, created state-of-the-art facilities and forged new partnerships with businesses, communities, cultural and civic organizations.

Over the years, Rosenstone led numerous university systemwide initiatives, including the national conference on Keeping Our Faculties of Color and task forces on scholarships, private fundraising, and long-term financial strategy. Rosenstone was awarded the McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair for his service to the university.

Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Rosenstone was an assistant, associate, and then full professor of political science at Yale University until 1986 when he became a professor of political science at the University of Michigan and program director in the Center for Political Studies. He is the author of four books and numerous scholarly articles on elections, political participation, and the challenges facing higher education. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rosenstone received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Washington University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the board of directors of the Guthrie Theater.

Photo above: Terri Nelson, PTC/Healthcare Alliance staff member, demonstrates a SimMan -- a hi-tech manikin used to teach and train healthcare students -- as incoming MnSCU Chancellor Rosenstone finds the manikin's pulse.

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