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Metropolitan State University Foundation Mission Statement:

To generate maximum public awareness, as well as governmental and private support for Metropolitan State University, to assist the university in its development as a comprehensive urban university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for changing and diverse student needs.


The Metropolitan State Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, that consists of key business and community leaders.  Their names are provided below in alphabetical order:

Chris Boese

Chris Boese, Regions Hospital


Ellis Bullock

Ellis Bullock,Grotto Foundation, Inc. (Retired)


Teri Calderon

Teri Calderon, Consultant


Dawn Campbell

Dawn Campbell, MVP REIT


Gary Cunningham

Gary Cunningham, Metropolitan Economic Development Association


Kareen Ecklund
Kareen Ecklund
, Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.


Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis, Wells Fargo


Nate Hartle

Nate Hartle, McKesson Corporation


 Ochen Kaylan

Ochen Kaylan, Attorney
(Alumni Board Representative)


 Sophia Khan








Sophia Khan
, Wells Fargo & Company


Mike Langley

Michael Langley, Greater MSP


Chia-Yin Lo

Chia-Yin Lo, VA Medical Center


May Shoua Moua

May Shoua Moua, Ramsey County Corrections


Joe Neuberger

Joseph Neuberger, State of Minnesota, Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Cathy O'Brien, Trustee









Cathy O'Brien, Clifton Larson Allen


Mike Parrish

Mike Parrish, North Memorial Health Care (Retired)


Lisa Schoening

Lisa Schoening, St. Jude Medical, Inc.


Rick Smith

Rick Smith, Travelers


John Vegas

John Vegas, G & K Services


Samuel Ortiz Verdeja 

Samuel Ortiz Verdeja, Semillas


Craig Vinje

Craig Vinje, Orange Tree Screening


Dick Zehring

Dick Zehring, MSP Commercial Companies

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