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MSC Southeast welcomes its ninth president, Dr. Marsha A. Danielson  

Dr. Marsha A. DanielsonRed Wing and Winona, MN (July 22, 2021) -- On July 1, 2021, Minnesota State College Southeast welcomed its ninth president, Dr. Marsha A. Danielson. She comes to the college with 25 years of higher education experience in the Minnesota State system at South Central College and Minnesota State University, Mankato.   

President Danielson succeeds Dr. Larry A. Lundblad, who served as interim president of Minnesota State College Southeast from February 2018 to June 2021.  

"The college has done great work under Dr. Larry Lundblad's leadership. It is poised for growth, and I am a builder," said President Danielson. 

From 2015-2021, Dr. Danielson served South Central College in Mankato and Faribault as vice president of economic development, advising the president on corporate education, economic development, and growth opportunities for the college. Previously, she was senior associate to the president and dean of economic development at South Central College.  

At Minnesota State University, Mankato she worked in several university advancement areas including development, alumni relations, external relations, and marketing and communications from 1996 to 2007.  

President Danielson is ready to lead a group of dedicated faculty and staff in helping students reach their full potential.  "The faculty are at the core of helping students attain their personal and professional goals," she stated. "We need to be student-ready, and there is a culture of caring and wraparound services here. The college is driven by the goal of student success."  

Moreover, she added, "The region's economic engines -- manufacturing, health care, transportation, and tourism --need employees, and our students must graduate ready for a career or prepared to succeed in a 4-year college or university environment."  

Dr. Danielson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management and a master's degree in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She holds a Doctorate in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University (MI).  


About Minnesota State College Southeast

Located in the historic river towns of Red Wing and Winona, 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. The Winona campus opened its doors in 1949; the Red Wing campus opened in 1973, merging with Winona in 1992. The two campuses now have distinctive characteristics but are one college in structure, policies, procedures, and mission. Both offer small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and an environment that is friendly and supportive. In addition, more than 30 majors are available online. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit     


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