Leadership & Administration

The administrative leadership at WSU ensures that we fulfill our institutional mission and meet our obligations as a public university.

Interim President
The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Kenneth Janz to serve as interim president of Winona State University.

Dr. Janz succeeds Scott Olson, who served as president of Winona State from 2012 to 2023 and was appointed as Chancellor of Minnesota State in May 2023.

The search for a permanent president of WSU will be launched in Fall 2023.

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Kenneth Janz
University Administrators
The members of the Cabinet and Council of Administrators are responsible for core divisions and business functions at WSU.

They advise and collaborate with Interim President Janz in making University-wide decisions and developing institutional strategy.

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WSU Vice President Denise McDowell greets the new class of students during Welcome Week.

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Institutional Data
WSU collects and analyzes data about our University and student body for a variety of purposes, including:
  • Strategic planning and data-driven decision-making
  • Institutional accountability and mandated reporting
  • Industry benchmarking reports, such as the Common Data Set
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Affirmative Action & Title IX
WSU is an equal opportunity employer and educator. We ensure that everyone has access to campus resources through an affirmative action program.
Purple banners with the mission statement hang from light poles across the WInona campus with a view of the bluffs in the background.

The WSU Affirmative Action Office also oversees Title IX procedures to address instances of sexual assault and sex-based discrimination.