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.

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Campus groups

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 groupStaff contact
Accreditation and compliance staffMegan Rozowski
Admissions officersJohn Manning
Campus legislative contacts (CLCs)Alison Groebner
Career development leadersJohn Manning
Chief academic officersPaul Cerkvenik
Chief development officersRoshandra Brown
Chief financial officersPaul Cerkvenik
Development prospect researchersRoshandra Brown
Financial aid directorsMegan Rozowski
Grant officersRoshandra Brown
Human resources officersPaul Cerkvenik
Institutional researchersMegan Rozowski
Magazine editorsJohn Manning
Marketing and communications leadersJohn Manning
Multicultural affairs directors / Diversity officersSunny Kase
Public relations contactsJohn Manning
Public safety leadersPaul Cerkvenik
RegistrarsPaul Cerkvenik
Student affairs leadersJohn Manning
Teacher program preparation leadersAlison Groebner
Transfer admissions professionalsJudy Johnson

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

Labor market search tool

Provides up-to-date data on employers, job titles and skills in Minnesota and nationally.


Market research project

Find information and documentation on the project currently underway. (password required)

MPCW campus signage

Order signs to help direct visitors during Minnesota Private Colleges Week. (password required)

Policy advocacy

Advocacy resources

Find resources to help you and your students advocate at the Capitol. (password required)

Research & data submission

Employment data and resources

Find data or request reports on high-demand skills, occupations and job opportunities for entry-level positions. (password required)

Member-only research reports

Find reports created for the Council's 18 member institutions. (password required)

Provide scholarship information

Enter details on students awarded Minnesota Private College Fund scholarships. (opens new website, password required)

Upload research data

Share your institutional data files for use in the Council's research and reports. (password required)

Staff development

Reading for Education and Access Leadership Series

Sign up for mid-level professionals' book discussions.

Student success conversations

Join the discussion by participating in professional development opportunities around student success.

Training being offered through the Council

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.