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Board of Trustees Names Adenuga Atewologun
President of Riverland Community College
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 20, 2013 - The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system today appointed Adenuga Atewologun president of Riverland Community College. His appointment is effective July 1.
Atewologun has served as vice president, academic affairs and dean of faculty at Prairie State College (IL) since 2009. Prior to Prairie State, he served from 2008-2009 as an American Council on Education Fellow at Bellevue College (WA). Previously, Atewologun served from 1997-2008 at College of DuPage (IL), including dean of the Natural and Applied Sciences Division, interim dean of the Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, and associate dean and assistant to the interim dean of the Natural Sciences Division. He has served on the faculty at College of DuPage, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Atewologun holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Ife (Ile-Ife, Nigeria) and a master's and a doctorate in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In recommending Atewologun's appointment, Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor, said, "Dr. Atewologun is an engaging leader who brings a passion for excellence and deep experience to Riverland Community College. His strategic thinking and focus on innovation and creativity will be a tremendous asset to the college and to our community partners in Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna and the region."
Clarence Hightower, chair of the MnSCU Board of Trustees, said, "Riverland and its graduates play a vital role in the growth and development of the communities served by the college. Under Dr. Atewologun's leadership, Riverland will continue to improve the lives of our students and help advance the competitiveness of our business and industry partners."
Atewologun said, "I look forward to working with the faculty and staff in serving students and advancing the mission of this great institution. Working together, I am confident that we will strengthen our academic programs and outreach initiatives and further improve our contributions to southern Minnesota and the state."
Established in 1940, Riverland Community College is a comprehensive technical and community college with campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna. The college serves more than 10,000 students annually through credit-based educational programs and non-credit courses. Riverland is recognized for excellence in liberal arts and career-technical higher education and plays an essential role in the economic and social vitality of the region.
Atewologun succeeds Kent Hanson, who has been serving as interim president since August 2012. Hanson was recently named president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College.
In anticipation of approval by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Steven J. Rosenstone, you are invited to the presentation of the President-Elect of Riverland Community College.
On Campus Presentation of President-Elect: March 28, 2013
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Presentation to the Albert Lea community (Skylight Room)
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Presentation to Austin community (Austin East Library)
Plus live-streaming view
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presentation to Owatonna community (Commons area)
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in Riverland Community College's Presidential Search.
The search process will follow the Board of Trustees Policy 4.2 Appointment of Presidents found at:
MnSCU Board Policy Link.
Chancellor Steven Rosenstone has appointed Tim Wynes, President of Inver Hills Community College, to chair the search advisory committee. Celeste Ruble, Chief Human Resources Officer at Riverland Community College, is the campus liaison. Anita Rios, Director of Talent Management, will serve as the committee's system office liaison.
Chancellor Rosenstone has also selected the Presidential Search Advisory Committee members from the Riverland communities of Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, MSCF Faculty, administrators, MMA middle managers, MAPE professional staff, AFSCME support staff and students. The advisory committee is charged with interviewing and conducting preliminary evaluations of candidates for the presidency of Riverland Community College and formulating recommendations to the Chancellor on the individuals who should be asked to continue as semi-finalists.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters may be sent in confidence to:
Michelle Cruz-Williams, Vice- President and Director
Jamie Sands, Senior Associate
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
The Nomination Form can be submitted to Isaacson, Miller.
Riverland Community College is a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Celeste Ruble at 507-433-0666 or e-mail email@example.com You may also contact Isaacson, Miller as above.
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