June 2020

Member institutions make plans for fall
The Council has updated its COVID-19 page with links to each college's current plans for the fall term.

Exploring our colleges has never been easier
Although in-person visits may be limited this summer, our members are offering a variety of virtual options to help families explore their campuses. Click the link above to learn more.

New Ciresi Walburn Scholars join the Black Men’s Success Initiative
Thanks to the support of the Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children, 16 men from the University of St. Thomas and Augsburg University started the comprehensive leadership program this summer. 

Phillips Scholars Program selects new participants
Six students were selected as new Phillips Scholars, a program that involves scholarship support and a student-directed summer community engagement project.

Council and Fund board changes effective July 1
Rebecca Bergman, president of the Gustavus Adolphus College, has been selected as chair of the board of the Minnesota Private College Council and Minnesota Private College Fund. This summer, the Council will welcome three new presidents to the board — Ross Allen at Bethel University, Laurie M. Hamen (interim) at the College of Saint Benedict and Suzanne M. Rivera at Macalester College — along with a new community member, Gregg Peterson of Horton Holding, Inc.