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president welcome

Welcome to Southwest Minnesota State University.

At SMSU, we are incredibly proud of the educational opportunities we provide for students, the diversity our Mustang Family brings to the community, and the enrichment we provide throughout the entire region. 

Regardless of where you are, SMSU can be source of opportunity for you. We offer the traditional on-campus college experience, engaging graduate degrees for the aspiring professional, and robust online programs that make affordable opportunities available to everyone, anywhere.

We offer exciting degrees in growing, in-demand fields. We also prepare you for a lifetime of learning, critical thinking, civic engagement, and leadership. At SMSU, you will discover your interests, engage in hands-on learning, and become a broadly educated and well-rounded leader.

At SMSU, everyone is a valued member of our Mustang Family. Our small class size allows us to personalize your experience. Faculty get to know you and staff provide support at every step. Everyone is here to help you succeed. We take pride in our Mustang Family atmosphere and hope you will visit campus, either in-person or virtually. We have many exploratory options to help you learn more about SMSU in the way that is most comfortable for you. We know you will find that what makes SMSU special is the very thing that makes it the place for you.

If you have any questions, I am eager to hear from you. I look forward to seeing you soon.


Kumara Jayasuriya

Contact Information


Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya

Executive Administrative Assistant

Lori Hebig

Mailing Address

President’s Office
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258-1598

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