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Minnesota State College Southeast names interim president

The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Larry Lundblad to serve as the interim president of Minnesota State College Southeast. The appointment of Lundblad becomes effective Feb. 1.

Lundblad served as the president of Central Lakes College for 10 years until he retired in 2016. Previously, he served South Central College in several capacities including vice president and chief academic officer and dean of curriculum and instruction. He holds a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University, a bachelor's degree and master's degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

"President Lundblad understands the challenges a college like Minnesota State College Southeast is facing today," Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra said. "I am confident that his background and his personal management style of inclusiveness and engagement will enable Larry to begin working immediately to address these challenges and take advantage of opportunities to create a stronger institution that will welcome a new president next year."

A search for a permanent president will be launched this fall.