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For Immediate Release
Minnesota State College Southeast names Dr. Jonathan Eichten Associate Dean of Enrollment and Student Services
Winona, MN (July 3, 2017) -- Coming to Minnesota State College Southeast with 24 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Jonathan Eichten has been named the college's Associate Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. In this role, Jonathan will lead the front-line college staff who provide direct support services to students, including academic advising, financial aid, registration, and more.
"We are excited to welcome Jonathan as our new Associate Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. He brings extensive knowledge, skills, and experience to this position and we believe he will be instrumental in helping the college identify new ways to help students succeed," states MSC Southeast President Dr. Dorothy Duran.
"I am excited about the unique programs at MSC Southeast, both the historic technical programs and the college's newest degree offerings in the liberal arts," Jonathan says, adding, "I will listen to our students, and want to hear how we can improve their time at the college. Their education should be a life-changing experience."
Throughout his career Jonathan has worked in the colleges and universities of Minnesota State. He comes to MSC Southeast from St. Cloud Technical and Community College, where he was previously Vice President of Student Affairs. Prior to that, he worked for Minnesota State for eight years and served as Dean of Student Affairs at North Hennepin Community College for five years. He began his career at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where he was Director of Financial Aid and later Associate Dean of Students.
Jonathan holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where his field of study was higher education administration. He earned an MBA from the U of M, specializing in information and decision sciences. His undergraduate work was at Saint John's University, where he majored in business administration and management and minored in French.
Jonathan is pleased to make the move to Minnesota State College Southeast, with campuses in both Winona and Red Wing. "As a native of southern Minnesota the region is near and dear to my heart. I love the bluff country and the land along the Mississippi River, so the opportunity to live in this part of the state is wonderful," he concludes.
About Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.