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.
|Accreditation and compliance staff
|Campus legislative contacts (CLCs)
|Career development leaders
|Chief academic officers
|Chief development officers
|Chief financial officers
|Development prospect researchers
|Financial aid directors
|Human resources officers
|Marketing and communications leaders
|Multicultural affairs directors / Diversity officers
|Public relations contacts
|Public safety leaders
|Student affairs leaders
|Teacher program preparation leaders
|Transfer admissions professionals
In addition, we bring together different groups of staff to help advise us on specific projects:
- Minnesota Private Colleges Week advisory group (staff contact: Lisa Thompson)
- Scholars at the Capitol event faculty advisors (staff contact: John Manning)
- Transfer Initiative (staff contacts: John Manning and Judy Johnson)
- Market research (staff contacts: Mitch Radtke, Megan Rozowski and John Manning)
Career resources for students
Provides up-to-date data on employers, job titles and skills in Minnesota and nationally.
Find information and documentation on the project currently underway. (password required)
Order signs to help direct visitors during Minnesota Private Colleges Week. (password required)
Find resources to help you and your students advocate at the Capitol. (password required)
Research & data submission
Find data or request reports on high-demand skills, occupations and job opportunities for entry-level positions. (password required)
Find reports created for the Council's 18 member institutions. (password required)
Enter details on students awarded Minnesota Private College Fund scholarships. (opens new website, password required)
Share your institutional data files for use in the Council's research and reports. (password required)
Sign up for mid-level professionals' book discussions.
Join the discussion by participating in professional development opportunities around student success.
Sign up for training being offered to member institutions. (password required)
Sign up for weekly higher ed news digest
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. Any staff or faculty of the 18 member institutions of the Minnesota Private College Council may subscribe. To do so, please send an email with your contact information (including title) to Lisa Thompson.