Search for Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Commences

In fall 2012, President Scott R. Olson announced plans to begin a national search for a Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost at Winona State University. The search committee has formed and issued the Notice of Vacancy.

WSU At A Glance

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with nearly 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Winona State offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs on its three campuses in southeast Minnesota: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.
  • Ranks as the second public institution in Minnesota (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Named among the "Best in the Midwest" for nine consecutive years (The Princeton Review)
  • Named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for 17 consecutive years (Institutional Research and Evaluation)
  • Named one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges for 2012 (The Princeton Review/ U.S. Green Building Council)
  • Ranked as one of the top 20 of safest campuses in the US in 2010 (The Daily Beast)
  • Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll annually since 2008 (Corporation for National and Community Service)
Winona State offers a breadth of learning opportunities outside its classrooms, hosting national-caliber festivals and presenters that draw arts enthusiasts and lifelong learners from Southeastern Minnesota and beyond.

The university’s mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve: a community of learners improving our world.

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