Steven Rosenstone began his service as chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in August 2011. He is responsible for leading the seven state universities and 24 community and technical colleges that serve more than 400,000 students in 47 communities across the state and provide all Minnesotans with an opportunity to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Before he became chancellor, Rosenstone served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Vice President for Scholarly and Cultural Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded the McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair. Prior to that, he taught at Yale University and the University of Michigan.
A political scientist, Rosenstone is the author of four books and numerous scholarly articles on elections and political participation. He is a nationally recognized expert on higher education issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University and master’s and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.
Rosenstone serves on the Governor’s Workforce Development Council, the Minnesota P-20 Education Partnership, the Itasca Project, the Minnesota Business Partnership, and the governing boards for Generation Next and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Rosenstone is married to Maria Antonia Calvo, Spain’s Honorary Consul for Minnesota and the Dakotas. They have three grown children.