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Saint Paul College A Community & Technical College

​​President's Advis​ory Council Membership

  • Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Committee
  • City of Saint Paul Government
  • College Programs (Business, Health/Services, Liberal Arts, Technical/Trade, Deaf Education/Special Needs)
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Labor
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board
  • Ramsey County
  • Saint Paul College Faculty Representative
  • Saint Paul College Graduate
  • Saint Paul College President
  • Saint Paul College Student Representative
  • Saint Paul Public Schools
  • State Legislature​
  • State of Minnesota Department of Labor/Industry/Apprenticeship
  • Women in the Trades
  • Other – Members

  • President​ Advisory Council Member ​Biographies

    Mr. Emmanuel Donaby

    Mr. Emmanuel Donaby

    Began: 2011

    Ends: 2017

    Program Manager (Middle School Program) Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center Science Museum of Minnesota

    Mr. Jon Peterson

    Mr. Jon Peterson

    Began: 2016

    Ends: 2019

    Director, Office of College and Career Readiness (OCCR): Saint Paul Public Schools

    Mr. Joseph Kroeger

    Mr. Joseph Kroeger

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2018

    Senior Business Analyst, Health Information Management Services Mayo Clinic

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Adjunct Faculty, Saint Paul College

    Mr. Paul Huot

    Mr. Paul Huot

    Began: 2009

    Ends: 2018

    CEO, Huot Manufacturing

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Current president of MPMA (Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association).  On the board of the Friends of the work force investment board for Ramsey County.

    Mr. Ryan O'Connor

    Mr. Ryan O'Connor

    Began: 2016

    Ends: 2019

    Deputy County Manager of Health and Wellness Service Team

    Mr. Dan Cherryhomes

    Began: 2014

    Ends: 2017

    Executive Director, MN Teamsters Service Bureau

    Mr. David Berg 

    Mr. David Berg

    Began: 2005

    Ends: 2017

    President, South St. Paul Steel Supply Co., Inc.

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    Mr. George Watson

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2018

    Vice President of Organization Management and Sales KTS Keystone Technical Services

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    KBEM Jazz Radio Board Member
    Jazz Mobile Board Member
    Former North Star Council Boy Scouts of America Board Member

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    Mr. Gregory Buck

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2018

    President, Productivity Incorporated

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Member of AMTDA (American Machine Tool Distributors Association). Is currently serving on the Board of Regents at St. Olaf College.

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    Mr. Patrick Ryan

    Began: 2014

    Ends: 2017

    COO/CTO, Nanocopoeia, Inc.

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Minnesota High Tech Association Board Member Industrial advisory board University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Enginnering Technology advisory board Dakota County Technical College Technology advisory board University of Minnesota - Minnesota Nano Center Technology advisory committee Saint Paul College

    Ms. Erica Schumacher

    Ms. Erica Schumacher

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2018

    Director of Neighborhood Initiatives City of Saint Paul

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Vice Chair, Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation

    Ms. Gaye Adams Massey

    Ms. Gaye Adams Massey

    Began: 2016

    Ends: 2019

    Chief Executive Officer, YWCA

     Ms. June Berkowitz

    Ms. June Berkowitz

    Began: 2016

    Ends: 2019

    Owner, Nina's Coffee and Naked Nina's Nutrient Bar

    Ms. Lea Hargett

    Ms. Lea Hargett

    Began: 2011

    Ends: 2017

    Principal, JOG Associates, LLC

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    President, Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce

    Ms. Mary T. Rothchild

    Ms. Mary T. Rothchild

    Began: 2016

    Ends: 2019

    Senior System Director, Workfoce Development Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

     The Honorable Daniel Bostrom

    The Honorable Daniel Bostrom

    Began: 1990

    Ends: 2017

    Councilmember Saint Paul City Council

  • Past M​embers of President Advisory Council

    Danielle J. Taylor

    Danielle J. Taylor

    Began: 2014

    Ends: 2016

    Chief Program Officer, YWCA of Saint Paul

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Concordia University Alumni Association, Society for Human Resources Management, National Association for African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), Legislative Committee Member with Twin Cities Human Resources Association, Public Policy Committee Member with Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board Member.

    Dr. Darlene Fry

    Dr. Darlene Fry

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2015

    Director of the Office of College and Career Readiness Saint Paul Public Schools

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Association of Black Women in Higher Education

    Mr. Allan Ige

    Mr. Allan Ige

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2015

    Planning Specialist, Department of Planning & Economic Development Ramsey County

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Minnesota Institute for Nigeria Development Association of Nigeria Engineers of Minnesota Rotary Club of St. Paul (Club 10)

    Mr. Anthony Sawyer

    Mr. Anthony Sawyer

    Began: 2013

    Ends: 2014

    Student Representative, Saint Paul College

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    Mr. Bernie Hesse

    Began: 2011

    Ends: 2017

    Director of Special Projects, UFCW Local 789

    Mr. Edward Schones

    Mr. Edward Schones

    Began: 2011

    Ends:

    Shared Governance Council Representative Saint Paul College

    Mr. Karl Benson

    Mr. Karl Benson

    Began: 2010

    Ends: 2016

    President, Cooks of Crocus Hill

    Mr. Nate Keith

    Mr. Nate Keith

    Began: 2013

    Ends: 2016

    ISS CSIRT - incident Response Specialist US Bank

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Reserve Police Officer, Eden prairie Police Department

    Mr. Randy Bailey

    Mr. Randy Bailey

    Began: 2011

    Ends: 2012

    Student Senate Representative, Saint Paul College

    Mr. Harry Melander

    Mr. Harry Melander

    Began: 2007

    Ends: 2016

    President, MN Building Trades

    Mr. John Brodrick 

    Mr. John Brodrick

    Began: 2006

    Ends: 2015

    Director Saint Paul Board of Education

    Cecil Bedor

    Ms. Cecile Bedor

    Began: 2009

    Ends: 2015

    Executive Vice President, Greater MSP

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Current co-chair of the Minnesota Foreclosure Partners Council, and serves on various boards including the Family Housing Fund and Hope Community.

    Ms. Dorothy Richburg

    Ms. Dorothy Richburg

    Began: 2008

    Ends: 2014

    President, KCS

    Ms. Jean Echternacht 

    Ms. Jean Echternacht

    Began: 2007

    Ends: 2016

    Research Associate University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    AHEAD (the Association of Higher Education and Disability); the National Indian Education Association (NIEA); the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

    Ms. Kay Baker

    Ms. Kay Baker

    Began: 2010

    Ends: 2016

    Director of Community Affairs, St. Joseph's Hospital, Retired

    Ms. Lorrie Louder

    Ms. Lorrie Louder

    Began: 2001

    Ends: 2016

    Director of Business & Intergovernmental Affairs Saint Paul Port Authority

    Ms. Nancy Jacobsen

    Ms. Nancy Jacobsen

    Began: 2007

    Ends: 2016

    iSeek Solutions

    Ms. Phoua Kong

    Ms. Phoua Kong

    Began: 2012

    Ends: 2013

    Student Representative Saint Paul College

    Ms. Theresa Malone

    Ms. Theresa Malone

    Began: 2013

    Ends: 2016

    President/CEO, Associated Healthcare Credit Union

    Other Organization Affiliation:

    Asset Liability Committee Member Minnesota Credit Union Network Awards Committee Member Lake Owasso Garden Club Member and Finance Committee Member Former Academy of Finance Advisory Board Member

    Ms. Traci Gauer

    Ms. Traci Gauer

    Began: 2009

    Ends: 2012

    Director Alternative Learning Programs Saint Paul Public Schools

    Ms. Christina McCoy

    Ms. Christina McCoy

    Began: 2010

    Ends: 2016

    CAP Minneapolis

    The Honorable Erin Murphy

    The Honorable Erin Murphy

    Began: 2010

    Ends: 2013

    Representative Minnesota House of Representatives

    The Honorable Rena Moran

    The Honorable Rena Moran

    Began: 2013

    Ends: 2016

    Representative Minnesota House of Representatives

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