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Frost Named Director of Development
Southwest Minnesota State alumna Stacy Frost has been named Director of Development for SMSU, according to Bill Mulso, Vice President for Advancement.
Frost, Director of Annual Giving and Parent Relations since 2005, “brings a wealth of experience to this key role within University Advancement,” said Mulso. “We are fortunate to have someone of Stacy’s breadth of campus and community success to lead our development program.”
“I am delighted to continue serving my alma mater as the Development Director at Southwest,” said Frost. “It is an honor to work with supportive Foundation Board members, faculty, staff, and administrators. Working with individuals, hearing their stories and matching their wishes with the needs of the University is a privilege. Private support makes an enormous impact. In addition to scholarships, it also enables the university to undertake projects, furthering its mission and scope.”
As Director of Development, Frost will strive to listen and identify funding priorities that will create enduring value for students, the campus community and the region. She will work closely with the SMSU Foundation Board of Directors, and a large part of her job will be relationship building and fundraising, matching the needs of the university with private support.... Read More Frost Named Director of Development
SMSU to Offer AA Degree
An Associate of Arts (AA) degree has been approved for Southwest Minnesota State University, an offering that will benefit students and give them more options as they pursue their educational goals.
The AA degree was recently approved for SMSU by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system office. It will be offered at SMSU starting in the fall semester 2013.
According to SMSU President Dr. Ron Wood, offering an AA degree has two primary advantages. “First, we have an option for students who have been here for a period of time but have had to leave for any number of reasons. If they have a certain set of courses that meet the AA degree requirements, they don’t leave empty handed due to events out of their control.
“Second, as the relationship between K-12 and the MnSCU institutions grows stronger, the need to provide learning pathways becomes greater. The AA will provide us with such a pathway as the gateway to higher education while in high school.”... Read More SMSU to Offer AA Degree
Regional Event Center at SMSU to be Named Schwan Regional Event Center
The Regional Event Center at Southwest Minnesota State University will be named the Schwan Regional Event Center, to recognize the Marshall-based food company’s long commitment to the university.
The Schwan Food Company played a lead role in helping secure more than $5 million in private funding for the $16 million facility, which opened on Aug. 24, 2008.
“Throughout the university’s history, The Schwan Food Company has played a significant role in ensuring that education, arts and athletics in the Marshall community thrive and that there continue to be opportunities for future generations,” said SMSU President Dr. Ron Wood.
“From the very beginning of this institution in 1967, The Schwan Food Company has been supportive in so many ways. The university community is appreciative of the long-standing relationship we’ve had with The Schwan Food Company, and renaming the facility acknowledges that relationship.”... Read More Regional Event Center at SMSU to be Named Schwan Regional Event Center