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Shrubb to retire as Minnesota West president

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WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- Richard Shrubb has announced his intention to retire as president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College when his contract ends July 1.


“The faculty, staff, students, and communities served by Minnesota West have made my time here an outstanding experience,” said Shrubb, who was named president in 2008. “With the college on sound footing and prepared to meet the needs of our region and the state, the timing is good for me to pursue new professional challenges.”

He recently received a Fulbright Scholar grant from the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to exchange students and agriculture faculty with Russia to advance subsistence farming techniques.

Steven Rosenstone, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities chancellor, said he intends to begin the process of naming Shrubb’s successor by visiting the Minnesota West campuses in January to consult with faculty, staff and students about the qualities necessary in the next president.

The MnSCU board of trustees is expected to act in March on Rosenstone’s recommendation for an interim president, who would begin July 1.

- Worthington Daily Globe

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