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Chancellor to visit CLC

Dr. Steven Rosenstone, the new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU), will visit Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, on Thursday, June 9. He plans to be accompanied by his wife, Dr. Maria Antonia Calvo, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota. He will be on the Brainerd campus to meet with CLC President Dr. Larry Lundblad at 10:30 a.m. and attend a luncheon meeting with the CLC Regional Advisory Committee and others at 11:30 a.m., then touring the campus from 12:30-1:30 p.m. He is scheduled to meet with Staples community leaders from 2:30-3:30 p.m. before touring the main and west campuses of the Staples campus plus the Agriculture and Energy Center. Chancellor Rosenstone was vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs at the University of Minnesota. He went to the university in 1996 to serve as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Under his leadership, the college revamped the undergraduate experience, created state-of-the-art facilities and forged new partnerships with businesses, communities, cultural and civic organizations. Before going to the University of Minnesota, Rosenstone was a professor of political science at Yale University and the University of Michigan. He is the author of four books and numerous scholarly articles on elections, political participation, and the challenges facing higher education. The new chancellor will begin his post Aug. 1. He succeeds the retiring James H. McCormick.

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