Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Names Its Next President

arthurThe board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has announced that Virginia Arthur will become president of Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul on July 1. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education, Metropolitan State University enrolls more than 7,500 undergraduate students and more than 1,700 graduate students. Women make up 58 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Since 2012, Dr. Arthur has served as provost at the university. From 2009 to 2012, she was associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Arthur served on the faculty at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota, from 1985 to 2009.

Dr. Arthur is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York and the College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.

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