Hello! In just a few short weeks, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State will begin another academic year. Our faculty and staff have been hard at work this summer preparing for a safe and successful year of education. Today I share with you two examples of the creativity and dedication that can be found on each of our 54 campuses. 

Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
Southwest Minnesota State University mask makers welcome students
A group of faculty and staff from Southwest Minnesota State University spent the summer sitting at sewing machines, stitching "Mustang Masks" for new SMSU students who will arrive on campus for Move-in Day on August 20 .
Instructors at Minnesota State College Southeast learn to weld
Instructors in the Band Instrument Repair program at Minnesota State College Southeast took up welding this summer in order to build enough vice stands so MSC Southeast students could be socially distanced in the shops this fall.