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Metropolitan State University Foundation Mission Statement:

To generate maximum public awareness, as well as governmental and private support for Metropolitan State University, to assist the university in its development as a comprehensive urban university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for changing and diverse student needs.


The Metropolitan State Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, that consists of key business and community leaders.  Their names are provided below in alphabetical order:


Teri Calderon

Teri Calderon, Atterro, Inc.


Dawn Campbell

Dawn Campbell, Merrill Lynch


Kareen Ecklund
Kareen Ecklund
, Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.


Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis, Wells Fargo


Nate Hartle

Nate Hartle, Target Corporation


William Kaphing
William Kaphing
, Xcel Energy Inc.


Mike Langley

Michael Langley, Greater MSP


Chia-Yin Lo

Chia-Yin Lo, VA Medical Center


May Shoua Moua

May Shoua Moua, Ramsey County Corrections


Joe Neuberger

Joseph Neuberger, Saint Paul Police Department


Mike Parrish

Mike Parrish, North Memorial Health Care


Lisa Schoening

Lisa Schoening, St. Jude Medical, Inc.


Rick Smith

Rick Smith, Travelers


John Vegas

John Vegas, Ecolab


Samuel Ortiz Verdeja 

Samuel Ortiz Verdeja, Semillas


Craig Vinje

Craig Vinje, Orange Tree Screening

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