The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today appointed Barbara McDonald as president of North Hennepin Community College. Her appointment becomes effective July 1, 2015.
“Barbara McDonald is an extraordinarily experienced and gifted leader who is deeply committed to student success,” said Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. “As interim president at Minnesota West Community and Technical College this past year, Dr. McDonald has worked closely with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to grow enrollments and expand partnerships with K-12 and businesses across the region. She will bring that same collaborative spirit to North Hennepin Community College.”
Dr. McDonald has served as interim president at Minnesota West Community and Technical College since 2014. Previously, she served at Itasca Community College as provost, dean of academic affairs and student services, and director of institutional effectiveness. Prior to Itasca Community College, she served as a faculty member at Rainy River Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a master’s degree from the American University in Cairo, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
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