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Ninth Week of Summer Session

​It has been a busy week at Saint Paul College. Fall registration is well underway. I offer my humble gratitude to our faculty and staff who are actively engaged in assisting our students with their registration and educational journey at the College.

I am lucky to work with passionate faculty and staff who truly care for our students. We are a dedicated, committed and courageous team that ensures when our students start here, they can go anywhere.

Here’s a short recap of my week:

  • Scrubs Camp – Nearly a hundred high school students attended Scrubs Camp at Saint Paul College this week. I spoke wit​h several of the students who expressed that camp inspired them to want to go to college and find careers in the healthcare industry. Throughout the week, students participated in several hands-on sessions including; anatomy and physiology, medical devices, stem cell, simulated birthing, medical lab, lessons in empathy through the use of aging suits and field trips to employer sites. Scrubs Camp is a collaborative project between HealthForce Minnesota, Saint Paul College, Living Well, Fairview Health System, Children’s Hospital of MN, the Get Ready Program, Gillette Children’s Specialty HealthCare, HealthEast Medical Transportation Center, Medicine Education and St. Paul Public Schools.
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    Scrubs Camp students 2016
  • Right Track Student Interviews – I met with students who are part of Right Track in St. Paul. They interviewed me about my background, professional goals and field of interest. Throughout the interviews, I had a chance to get to know the students and I was impressed by their personal stories. I am certain that they have very bright futures and will be a great asset to our community.​
  • Young Women's Initiative Breakfast – I attended the Young Women’s Initiative breakfast with Friends of Saint Paul College Grant Director, Melissa Cuff, to discuss the initiative and to give feedback on their strategic approach towards empowering young women Minnesota. Saint Paul College recently received an $82,500 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota which will he​lp support 60 low-income and women of color who are enrolled in Saint Paul College trade programs.
  • United Hospital Foundation - I met with the leadership of United Hospital Foundation to discuss strategies for membership recruitment, the College’s involvement with various professional development activities, and board membership contributions.
  • Neighborhood House Board Meeting - I attended a Neighborhood House Board meeting, an intentional partner of Saint Paul College. I also attended a delightful Neighborhood House Reunion picnic.​
  • Faculty Interviews - We interviewed several candidates for faculty positions at the College. Investing in full-time faculty positions is a strategic priority, and advances our commitment to Teaching and Learning.

Saint Paul College in the news:

Both these news pieces encompass the heart a​nd soul of Saint Paul College, which is to reach as many students as possible and provide a quality education so we can strengthen our community. I am very proud of the work we do here. Everyday I am inspired to continue our mission of welcoming everyone who walks through our doors with kindness and to help give them the tools they need to be successful.

After all, if we do not care for our students and our community, who will?

My Best,
Rassoul Dastmozd, PhD
President/CEO
Saint Paul College​




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