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$1.48M AANAPI Grant helps Metropolitan State serve ‘Asian Minnesotan’ students

Saint Paul, Minnesota— Metropolitan State University is pleased to announce it has been recognized for its commitment to equity and inclusion with an award from the U.S. Department of Education. The university is recognized as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and is the only four-year institution in the Minnesota State system to…

President Ginny Arthur is re-elected to Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities executive committee

Saint Paul, Minnesota—Metropolitan State University President Ginny Arthur has been re-elected to the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) executive committee.

Elections were conducted virtually on Oct. 27…

Metropolitan State renews scholarship with Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota— Metropolitan State University and the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul signed a memorandum today continuing a scholarship sponsored by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Fellowship Program.

The memorandum was signed by Metropolitan State…

Board of Trustees Educators of the Year Awards recognize two Metropolitan State employees

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 22, 2020 The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today recognized eight individuals with Awards for Excellence. These awards are conferred annually to college and university teaching faculty and university administrative service faculty to acknowledge and provide systemwide recognition for consistently superior professional…

The Metropolitan State Foundation Board welcomes new member, Jeanette Augustson

Saint Paul, Minn.— Metropolitan State University welcomes Jeanette Augustson to the Metropolitan State Foundation Board of Trustees.

Augustson is the Executive Director of Operations for the HealthPartners Institute. She helps lead research and clinical education teams across HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. Augustson holds a…

Leslee LeRoux named new member of Metropolitan State Foundation Board

Saint Paul, Minn.— Metropolitan State University has named a new member, Leslee LeRoux, to the Metropolitan State Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Leslee LeRoux is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at TKDA, an engineering, architecture and planning firm that has been serving public and private clients for more than 109 years from its headquarters in downtown Saint Paul,…

Grant will support Metropolitan State’s School of Urban Education to recruit and support teacher candidates

Saint Paul, Minn.— The School of Urban Education (UED) at Metropolitan State University has been awarded a Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUGMEC) Grant from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).

The total grant award in the amount of $406,000 will be used to recruit and raise the number of teacher candidates who are of color or who are American Indian into the various teacher…

Voter participation by Metropolitan State students among highest in nation

Saint Paul, Minnesota— A national report shows that voter participation among Metropolitan State University students increased to 58% in 2018 from a rate of 35.4% in 2014.

Metropolitan State University is pleased to cultivate one of the highest student voting rates in the country—nearly 20% higher than the national average determined by NSLVE’s major study of the 2018 mid-term election. Through numerous annual efforts and campaigns,…

Colleges and universities of Minnesota State waive application fees during College Knowledge Month

In recognition of October’s College Knowledge Month, students exploring their higher education options can submit an application for admission to any of the 30 colleges or seven universities of Minnesota State without paying an application fee. 
 
“The colleges and universities of Minnesota State offer a transformational education, and are the most affordable and accessible options in the state,” said Devinder…

Affinity Plus and Metropolitan State University launch pilot MBA program for employees

Metropolitan State University and Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union are pleased to announce a two-year Master of Business Administration pilot program designed to make furthering education easy and affordable for Affinity Plus employees. Affinity Plus will be paying the cost of each employee’s tuition.

“Affinity Plus is fully committed to investing in our employees and their professional and personal development,” said Dave Larson,…