October 21, 1997- Ann Wynia recommended for president of North Hennepin Community College; Chancellor Morris Anderson to present name to Board of Trustees
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Ann Wynia, long-time public official and political science instructor, will be recommended for the presidency of North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, by Morris Anderson, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Wynia, former legislator and state agency head, has been a faculty member at North Hennepin since 1970.
The chancellor forwarded Wynia's name today to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees that will vote on the appointment at the Wednesday (Oct. 22) board meeting.
"Ann Wynia is a stellar leader, who is committed to students and learning," said Anderson. "She is experienced, thoughtful and has incredible goodwill and support among the important constituencies at North Hennepin."
Wynia's recommendation follows a nationwide search that included screening with representatives of North Hennepin Community College and the Brooklyn Park-North Metro community. The names of three finalists were forwarded to Anderson for consideration.
Wynia was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1977 to 1989 and majority leaders of the House from 1987 to 1989. She was commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services in 1989 and 1990 and was a candidate in 1994 for the U.S. Senate. She was a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for three years.
North Hennepin Community College serves more than 8,000 students. The college has emphasized transfer curriculum, two-year career programs and continuing education from its beginning in 1966. The college's top five programs by enrollment are nursing, business, legal assistant careers, law enforcement and education.
MnSCU is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The system serves approximately 145,000 students on 54 campuses and includes community colleges, technical colleges, comprehensive community and technical colleges and state universities.