Joseph Opatz

Ridgewater College
2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201-2098

Phone: (320) 222-5202
Fax: (320) 222-5212
joe.opatz@ridgewater.edu

Appointed: July 2017

Previous positions:

  • President, Normandale Community College
  • Interim vice president for workforce education, Hennepin Technical College
  • Interim president and vice president for academic and student affairs, Central Lakes College
  • Executive dean and dean of instructional programs, Interim president and vice president for academic and student affairs, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Associate vice-president for academic affairs and special assistant to the president, St. Cloud State University.
  • Legislator, Minnesota House of Representatives

Education:

  • Doctorate, University of Minnesota
  • Master’s degree, Kent State University
  • Bachelor’s degree, St. Cloud State University