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Academic & Student Affairs

The Academic and Student Affairs Division of the system office works with system institutions to identify and meet shared priorities so they can better serve their students and communities.


2015 Winter CAO Meeting - Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., MnSCU System Office.

2014 Fall Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference
The ASA Leadership was held Oct. 22-24, 2014 at Ruttgers' Bay Lake Lodge.  The conference agenda, as well as presentations, can be found here: Fall Leadership Conference.

Student Affairs Staffing Announcements
During the month of August, we will be welcoming three new colleagues to Academic and Student Affairs.  Pakou Yang, from Century College, has been selected to serve as interim system director of P-20 and college readiness; Dr. Toyia Younger has been selected to serve as the new associate vice chancellor for the student affairs; and Wendy Robinson is the new director of student services.

Update on Developmental Education (7/31/14)

ASA Leadership Conference - Spring 2014
The ASA Leadership Spring 2014 Conference was held May 29-30, 2014 at Normandale Community College.  The conference agenda can be found here.  Conference Presentations can be found here.

Academic and Student Affairs Awards - Spring 2014
The 2014 Academic and Student Affairs awards were presented May 29, 2014 during the ASA Leadership Conference at Normandale Conference.  For information on the awards and a listing of the winners, please click here.

Student Affairs/Diversity and Equity Conference
Presentations are now available online from many of the presentations at the 2014 Student Affairs/Diversity and Equity Conference.  If you were a presenter and have not submitted your presentation, please send it to

Pathways to Postsecondary Regional Leadership Summits - The regional summits to enhance our common understandings of newly-enacted legislation and to explore opportunities for new or expanded partnerships between our E-12 and postsecondary systems have concluded.  Discussions regarding the launch of phase 2 will be occurring in the near future.  In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Jessica Espinosa

MnSCU Academic and Student Affairs Newsletter
This newsletter will be used as the primary communication vehicle from the system office ASA division.  Information is posted daily about current projects, upcoming events, meetings, conferences, (including agendas in the calendar function) division news, and deadline alerts.  If you wish to share and receive information, please click on Helpful Hints for RSS Feeds and Submitting a Post so you are sure to receive this information.  All questions and inquiries can be directed to Shelly Heller.

MnSCU Recognizes Outstanding Educational Programs and Services 
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presented the Academic and Student Affairs awards and Diversity awards at Normandale Community College on May 30, 2013.