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Shrubb appointed president of Minnesota West

ST. PAUL -- Richard G. Shrubb was appointed president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College Wednesday by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.

Shrubb, 49, is vice president of academic and student affairs at Terra State Community College in Ohio. Previously, Shrubb served as dean of general education and director of the Clinton County campus at Southern State Community College in Ohio; associate professor, program director of technical communication and assessment coordinator at the Milwaukee School of Engineering; and English faculty member at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi. He also served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence specialist.

Shrubb has a doctorate in educational leadership and supervision of instruction from the University of Southern Mississippi; a master's degree in business administration from William Carey College in Mississippi; a master's degree in English from Southeastern Louisiana University; and a bachelor's degree in English from Lee University in Tennessee.

"This is a dream job and an honor," Shrubb said in a press release. "I am stepping into a wonderful situation and am eager to begin working with the five campuses and the surrounding communities."

The new president will replace Ronald Wood, who is retiring. Minnesota West has campuses in Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone and Worthington, serving more than 4,400 students in credit courses annually and providing a variety of educational programs and delivery options.

The presidential search advisory committee was headed by Northland Community and Technical College President Anne Temte.

Shrubb will be introduced Friday morning at an event at Minnesota West's Worthington campus.