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:

Zeeshan Biag

Zeeshan Baig

Post Consumer Brands

photograph of Chris Boese

Chris Boese

Regions Hospital 

photograph of Wendy Brekken

Wendy Brekken

Wells Fargo 

photograph of Teri Calderon

Teri Calderon

Field Nation

photograph of Bob Carter

Robert Carter

 Summit Mortgage

photograph of Gary Cunningham

Gary Cunningham

Metropolitan Economic Development Association

photograph of Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis

Wells Fargo

photograph of Ochen Kaylan

Ochen Kaylan


photograph of Greg Lais

Greg Lais

Wilderness Inquiry

photograph of Mike Langley

Michael Langley

Greater MSP

photograph of Joe Neuberger

Joseph Neuberger

State of Minnesota, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

photograph of Mike Parrish

Mike Parrish

North Memorial Health Care (Retired)

photograph of Rick Smith

Rick Smith


photograph of Samuel Ortiz Verdeja

Samuel Ortiz Verdeja


photograph of Craig Vinje

Craig Vinje

Orange Tree Screening