Dear university partners and community members,

On Friday, March 18, candidate finalists for the next president of Metropolitan State University will be announced. We will communicate the names of the finalists when they are announced. On March 21, 22, and 23, finalists will be on the St. Paul campus of Metropolitan State to meet with university and community members as part of the public screening process.  From 2:30-3:30 p.m. on each of the three days, there will be an open forum for community, university foundation and advisory board members. These sessions will be held in the Ecolab Room, LIB-302, located on the 3rd floor of the university library. A map of the St. Paul campus is linked here.

We would deeply appreciate your participation and input in making this very important decision. Chancellor Rosenstone will carefully consider the input he receives from the public sessions regarding each of the candidates in making his hiring recommendation to the MnSCU Board of Trustees.

If you are unable to attend the public sessions, please know that your input on the selection of the next president is welcome at any point, and can be shared with Chancellor Rosenstone via email at

Information regarding the search timeline and process is posted on the Metropolitan State University web site at

I would ask that you freely share this message with your networks and colleagues at your discretion.

Thank you for your collaboration and partnership with Metropolitan State!

Best regards,

Greg Mellas