At the end of each week, the Council emails member leadership and staff as well as our board members a short list of relevant higher education news articles (with links) that we found during the week.
To sign up, please email your contact information (including title) to Lisa Thompson.
The Council's purpose is advocacy — on behalf of students, our member institutions and higher education. The Fund’s focus is on raising funds to support students. Together, both organizations support member institution collaboration when it meets important common needs; this work includes sharing admission-related information, which is the focus of much of this website, as well as research and fundraising.
Staff from our institutions meet regularly, often with staff from the Council and Fund facilitating those conversations and receiving valuable guidance from our college contacts. Review the list of groups that meet and feel free to contact the lead staff contacts who are listed — or any Council and Fund staff — with questions and suggestions.
The Council convenes and supports several groups from our member institutions. They’re listed below, along with the lead Council or Fund staff person.
|Campus group||Staff contact|
|Accreditation and compliance staff||Megan Rozowski|
|Admissions officers||John Manning|
|Campus legislative contacts (CLCs)||Alison Groebner|
|Chief academic officers||Paul Cerkvenik|
|Chief development officers||Paul Cerkvenik|
|Chief financial officers||Stacey Holland|
|Development prospect researchers||Paul Cerkvenik|
|Financial aid directors||Megan Rozowski|
|Grant officers||Paul Cerkvenik|
|Human resources officers||Stacey Holland|
|Institutional researchers||Megan Rozowski|
|Magazine editors||John Manning|
|Marketing and communications leaders||John Manning|
|Multicultural affairs directors / Diversity officers||Sunny Kase|
|Public relations contacts||John Manning|
|Public safety leaders||Paul Cerkvenik|
|Student affairs leaders||John Manning|
|Student Success contacts|
Staff from academic and student affairs, as well as other areas, have come together for in-person forums and online check-ins.
|Teacher program preparation leaders||Alison Groebner|
|Transfer admissions professionals||Judy Johnson|
In addition, we bring together different groups of staff to help advise us on specific projects:
- Minnesota Private College Week advisory group (staff contact: Lisa Thompson)
- Scholars at the Capitol event faculty advisors (staff contacts: John Manning and Rachel Wormer)
- Transfer Initiative (staff contacts: John Manning and Judy Johnson)
- Market research (staff contacts: Mitch Radtke, Megan Rozowski and John Manning)
There are additional groups of institutional staff who come together more independently but whom we support in a variety of ways, such as:
Career development directors
Staff contacts: John Manning and Mitch Radtke
Market research project
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Sign up for weekly higher ed news digest
At the end of each week, the Council member leadership and staff as well as our board members a short list of relevant higher education news articles (with links) that we found during the week. If you would like to sign up for this weekly clips email, please send an email with your contact information (including title) to Lisa Thompson.