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:
Ellis Bullock,Grotto Foundation, Inc. (Retired)
Teri Calderon, Atterro, Inc.
Dawn Campbell, Merrill Lynch
Kareen Ecklund, Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.
Joseph Ellis, Wells Fargo
Nate Hartle, McKesson Corporation
Ochen Kaylan, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
(Alumni Board Representative)
Sophia Khan, Wells Fargo & Company
Michael Langley, Greater MSP
Chia-Yin Lo, VA Medical Center
May Shoua Moua, Ramsey County Corrections
Joseph Neuberger, State of Minnesota, Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Cathy O'Brien, Redpath and Company
Mike Parrish, North Memorial Health Care
Lisa Schoening, St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Rick Smith, Travelers
John Vegas, Ecolab
Samuel Ortiz Verdeja, Semillas
Craig Vinje, Orange Tree Screening
Dick Zehring, MSP Commercial Companies