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February 21, 2013

Larson says she knows how to connect with alumni



“These parents want to see their kids succeed.”

Larson has served in her post at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie since 2007.

Previously, she was the dean of business and industry at Lake Superior College and dean of construction, manufacturing and transportation at Hennepin.

 She has a doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Another semifinalist, David Hellmich, will visit the SCC campus and meet with search committee members today. Hellmich is vice president of academics at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Kentucky.

Semifinalist Annette Parker made her SCC visit on Wednesday. Parker is the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s director for the National Center of Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing.

A new president is expected to begin duties in July.

Keith Stover, SCC president since 1999, will retire June 30.

SCC has campuses in North Mankato and Faribault.

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