The Strategic Leadership Council at the college includes members of the Executive Team (president’s cabinet) and members of the Management Team.
Michael Berndt, Interim President
Mike Opp, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Anne Johnson, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Patrick Jacobson-Schulte, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Todd Jagerson, Chief Information Officer
Michelle Boe, Executive Director of Foundation
Ronald Erickson, Dean of Business, Design, Health & Education
Nick Wallace, Dean of Liberal Arts and STEM
Paul DeMuth, Director of Operations
Lisé Freking, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
Dakota County Technical College is a member of Minnesota State, a state-supported system of 30 community and technical colleges and 7 universities throughout Minnesota. Serving nearly 400,000 students, Minnesota State is the 5th largest system of public colleges and universities in the nation. Minnesota State colleges and universities are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and many of the academic programs offered have received specialized accreditations. Our faculty, too, are credentialed, experienced, and dedicated.
Board of Trustees - The system is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees. Trustees are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.
System Chancellor – Devinder Malhotra is the interim system chancellor who serves as the system president.
College and University Presidents - Each college and university within the system is headed by a president who serves as the chief executive officer. The presidents report to the system chancellor.