Posted: June 24, 1998

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Interim President Named for Minnesota West Morris J. Anderson, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, has appointed Lori Voss interim president for Minnesota West Community & Technical College, which has campuses in Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone and Worthington.

Voss will replace Ralph Knapp, who is retiring June 30. Anderson said Voss will serve until a permanent president is appointed by the Board of Trustees in July. The board is expected to chose among four finalists.

Voss, a resident of Canby, is vice president of finance and human resources for Minnesota West. She began her career in higher education finance in 1986 at Southwestern Technical College, which became a campus of Minnesota West in 1997. Before 1986, she worked as a certified public accountant in Canby