Joy Bodin Appointed President of Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

The board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Joy Bodin to serve as president of Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Bodin has been serving as interim president of Hennepin Technical College since June 2022.

Hennepin Technical College enrolls just under 4,100 students according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 39 percent of the student body.

From 2017 to 2022, Bodin served as the vice president of academic and student affairs at Central Lakes College, with campuses in Brainerd and Staples, Minnesota. Previously, she served Hennepin Technical College from 1992 to 2017 in several capacities including director of marketing and admissions, dean of industry, interim dean of students, and most recently as academic dean.

“As interim president, Joy has earned the trust of internal and external stakeholders,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. “She has been very effective in engaging stakeholders around a forward-looking strategic vision, as well as positioning the college to serve the students in the most effective manner. This is Joy’s second stint at Hennepin Technical College and her leadership skills, expertise, and experience are well aligned to the needs of the college.”

Bodin holds a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Minnesota. She earned a master’s degree from Capella University.

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