Posted: May 5, 2000

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees has appointed Penny Harris Reynen interim executive director/board secretary for the Board of Trustees. She replaces Robert McFarlin, who resigned last December.

Reynen has been associate vice president of continuing education and community and government relations for Metropolitan State University since 1998. Previously she was assistant dean of the graduate school for Hamline University, executive director of the Greater Rochester Area University Center and director of admissions, marketing and development for Austin Community College.

"We are looking forward to working with Penny," said Michael Vekich, chair of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. "Her background in higher education administration well qualifies her for this position."

Reynen has a master's degree in adult education from the University of Minnesota, a bachelor's degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of St. Thomas.