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Selection of new DCTC president will wait until 2015

The search for a new president at Dakota County Technical College is getting an extension. 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities chancellor Steven Rosenstone announced earlier this month that current interim president Tim Wynes has agreed to stay in that position through the 2014-15 school year. In a letter to the DCTC community, he said the extension is in the interest of allowing momentum to continue at the school. 

Rosenstone said he hopes to begin a national search for DCTC's next president in the fall of 2014 and hopes to complete the search by April of 2015. 

Wynes, who is also president at Inver Hills Community College, has been interim president at DCTC since Ron Thomas retired in June.

In addition to Wynes’ extension, the college has also experienced other shifts in senior leadership. In November, DCTC Vice President Kelly Murtaugh accepted a position as vice president of academic affairs at Saint Paul College and Mike Opp was appointed to fill her position in the interim. He has been with the college since 2003, most recently serving as dean of transportation and industry.

Assuming Opp’s duties in the DCTC’s Transportation and Industry division in the interim will be Chad Sheets. He was previously the Chrysler Training instructor at DCTC and currently serves as director of the Transportation Center of Excellence for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. 

Nathan Hansen

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