June 2017

Schedule campus visits anytime during the year
Minnesota Private College Week is wrapping up, but students and families are welcome to visit our colleges anytime. Watch for campus visit days and open houses this fall too!

Council and Fund board changes effective July 1
Mary Hinton, president of the College of Saint Benedict, has been selected as the new chair of the board of the Minnesota Private College Council and Minnesota Private College Fund. Four new community members are joining the board — Walter Chelsey of Hennepin County Medical Center, Ajay K. Gupta of Ernst & Young, Jay Olson of Cargill and Angie Wordell of Graco Inc.

Minneapolis Public Schools, AchieveMpls and Cargill partner to boost career and college readiness
AchieveMpls and Minneapolis Public Schools announced a $4 million grant from the Cargill Foundation that will provide critical support for student academic success and career and college readiness through 2020.

New Phillips Scholars dive into community service projects
Six Minnesota private college students are diving into community service projects this summer through the Phillips Scholars program. The student-designed projects focus on a range of communities and goals, from creating a mental illness awareness program in the Latino community to building leadership among Hmong boys.