First Week of 2018
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First Week of 2018
​​​happy new year


I am thrilled to see so many new and returning students registering for Spring Semester and am thankful to our dedicated staff and faculty for facilitating student registration, so that our students can start their journey at Saint Paul College.

I sincerely appreciate all the intentional work that our staff and faculty exhibit each and every day to address students’ needs.


My week at a glance:

Central Corridor Anchor Partnership (CCAP)

central corridor anchor partnership

I had a phone conference with the executive director of CCAP to discuss the participation and engagement of Saint Paul College in Health Careers Pathways along with non-profit community based organizations.

Higher Ground Academy Charter School

Higher Ground Academy Charter School

Our vice president of Finance and Facilities, Director of Facilities, and I met with a team from the Minnesota State to discuss a potential educational partnership with Higher Ground Academy.

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University

Two Minnesota State presidents and I attended the St. Cloud State University Convocation – Spring Semester 2018. We addressed transfer opportunities from two-year colleges to four-year state universities, in addition to the hurdles/influencers to student transfer success and completion.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin)

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin)

I attended a meeting at MSPWin to discuss intentional investment on various workforce and talent development strategies and systems, such as on-ramps into pathways to prosperity. MSPWin is an intentional partner of Saint Paul College.

Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team

Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team

Congratulations to ​Saint Paul College students Jacob Ledman and Elizabeth Zalanga for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Minnesota Academic Team 2018! Your academic, leadership and service achievements have been recognized across the state.

LeadMN Scholarship Gala

LEADMN Scholarship Gala

This weekend, Saint Paul College Student Senate leaders, the dean of Student Success, and I will be attending the LeadMN Scholarship Gala, held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. This gala recognizes outstanding student leaders and raises funds for student scholarship programs in the colleges and universities of Minnesota State. One of the scholarships will be awarded to a Saint Paul College student. Our students at Saint Paul College inspire us!


For your reading pleasure

Check out page 36 iMinnesota Meetings & Events magazin​e and read about how Saint Paul College is Training tomorrow's professionals

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED):

Harvard Business Review:

Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com:


We are excited for the start of a promising year in 2018.

I wish you a relaxing weekend.


Rassoul Dastmozd, PhD
President/CEO
Saint Paul College

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