New System Director for Education-Industry Partnerships

Academic and Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Joseph Mulford has been hired as system director for education-industry partnerships in the system office.  Joe has worked in higher education for over 17 years.  He spent the last eight years as dean of manufacturing, emergency services and customized training at Hennepin Technical College.  Joe has a bachelor’s degree from St Cloud State University, a master’s degree from Metropolitan State University and is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Nebraska.  Joe has owned and operated multiple businesses over the years and is currently a part time wildland firefighter.

Joe can be reached at or 651.201.1434.

Congratulations, Joe!

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