While each college pursues its own distinct missions, they work collaboratively to provide high quality education and training to the Twin Cities, to be good stewards of their resources, and to be the partner of choice for the communities they serve.
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 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 executive officer. The presidents report to the system chancellor.