January 2019

Students interested in transferring invited to Feb. 18 campus visits
Many private colleges are hosting Transfer Campus Visits on President’s Day when community colleges are closed. Visits will include time to talk to admission staff and see what campus life is like.

Job and Internship Fair scheduled for Feb. 21
Undergraduates students from our member institutions will have the opportunity to meet and interview with employers at the 43rd annual Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair.

Enrollment report released
The Council’s annual enrollment report is now available online for fall 2018. The report also includes comparisons to Minnesota public institutions.

Edgar Carlson’s legacy celebrated with new book
Bold Visions, Daring Dreams covers the former Gustavus Adolphus College President’s life and accomplishments on the hill and beyond accomplishments on the hill and beyond.

Minnesota Private College Fund releases annual Donor Report
The 2017-18 report includes scholarship recipient profiles, information about the Minnesota Private College Fund and a list of donors.

Dennis Olson selected as new Office of Higher Education commissioner
In December, Gov. Tim Walz tapped Dennis Olson to lead the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Olson comes from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council where he served as executive director.

2019 legislative agenda released
The Council asks Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to prioritize investment in the Minnesota State Grant program, which helps more than 80,000 students at both public and private institutions.