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President's Council

The President's Council makes important decisions and sets the strategic direction of the College, with input from all staff, faculty and students. The council is comprised of the president, vice presidents, associate vice presidents and the Executive Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism. The group meets monthly.

President Phillip L. Davis

President Phil DavisPhillip L. Davis serves as the president of Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He started his professional career as a police officer in White Bear Lake, Minn. In 1979, he joined the staff of the newly-formed Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training where he helped to create the nation’s first police licensing system. His affiliation with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities began in 1985 when he became the director of the Law Enforcement Training Center at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. Since coming to MCTC in 1992, he has served as the director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, associate dean of instruction, executive dean of finance and administration, vice president of administration and planning and interim president. He was appointed president in 1998. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Vice President Lois Bollman

Lois BollmanLois Bollman is the vice president of academic affairs at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Her first position was as an English teacher at Richfield High School. In 1979, she joined the Minneapolis Community College faculty as a reading instructor and later as the coordinator of the College’s Learning Assistance Center. In 1989, Lois became the director of Student Success with the Minnesota Community College System, leading system initiatives focused on college readiness, placement testing, developmental education and student retention. With the college and university merger into Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, she continued working on those areas as system director of assessment. She returned to MCTC in 1999 and has served as academic dean, associate vice president of academic and student affairs, vice president of Strategy, Planning & Accountability and her current position. Dr. Bollman has a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Vice President Scott Erickson

Vice President Scott EricksonScott Erickson is the vice president of finance and operations at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He came to the College in 2004 and has worked within Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) for most of his professional career. He has worked for the State of Minnesota since 1979. Scott received the MnSCU “Chancellor Award” in 2000 and the MnSCU ”Outstanding Service Award” in 2005. Under his leadership, the business services department has received the MnSCU “Excellence in Financial Management” award for the last six years and the auxiliary services department has won the Commuters Choice Awards in 2007 and 2009 and “Outstanding Recognition” from MnSCU in 2011 for a transportation program they initiated at the College. He oversees the auxiliary services, business services, facilities, human resources, informational technology services, parking and public safety departments. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas. 

Interim Vice President Laura Fedock

Laura Fedock, dean of enrollment management, has been appointed to serve as interim vice president of student affairs. Her appointment will ensure the stability of the division and bring continuity to the work under way.

Associate Vice President Gail O'Kane

Gail O'KaneGail O’Kane is the associate vice president of strategy, planning and accountability. In that capacity, she oversees institutional research, strategic planning, process improvement and activities related to the College’s accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. Prior to joining MCTC, Dr. O’Kane served as system director for Education-Industry Partnerships for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, where she worked since 2005. Dr. O’Kane holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston College and a doctorate in neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gail is serving a one-year position as interim president of Rochester Community and Technical College .

 

Associate Vice President Mike Christenson

Mike ChristensonMike Christenson is the associate vice president of workforce development at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, overseeing the College’s portfolio of career and technical programs, as well as the College’s comprehensive continuing education and customized training program. He previously served as executive director of the City of Minneapolis’ Community Planning and Economic Development department, as well as the city’s director of economic policy and development. During his tenure at the City of Minneapolis, Christenson worked with the mayor and city council to close the city’s unemployment gap. He also led economic development efforts in north Minneapolis and negotiated development agreements at Global Market, Children’s Hospitals, Coloplast, Riverside Plaza and Cowles Center. He has worked closely with Mayor R.T. Rybak in growing the Minneapolis Promise. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Olaf and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota. 

Executive Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism Whitney Harris

Whitney Harris - MCTCDr. Whitney Harris has been selected to lead the MCTC equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Concurrently executive director of diversity and multiculturalism for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, his responsibilities at MCTC include managing the Educational Equity Task Force, developing a menu of diversity training and guiding changes in college policies, practices and culture that support MCTC's goal of achieving educational equity. The college will share his services with the system office over the next year, beginning June 3. While assisting the college, he will continue to provide counsel to Chancellor Rosenstone on issues of diversity and equity. Prior to working with MnSCU, he served as the director of diversity and affirmative action at Eastern Michigan University, held several positions at McNeese State University in Louisiana and worked as instructor, vice principal and principal of College Bonneau in Cameroon.

The MCTC Campus

MCTC Campus

MCTC is located in the heart of a vibrant city, in an area rich with creative energy and economic activity, corporate headquarters, community organizations, social resources, arts, shops and restaurants.

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