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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

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

Greg Lais

Greg Lais, Wilderness Inquiry

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

Cathy O'Brien, CliftonLarsonAllen

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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