Hello! Each year, Minnesota State serves 375,000 students across our 54 campuses and online. Many of our students take advantage of partnerships we offer between our colleges and universities and K-12 education systems, as well as employer partnerships with businesses around the state. Today, I share with you two stories that highlight those critical partnerships. Enjoy!

Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
Joining The Jet Set
S tudent pilots at Minnesota State University, Mankato are getting a first-class upgrade in job opportunities, thanks to Delta and Sun Country airlines. Recent partnerships struck with Minnesota State Mankato’s aviation program and the two airlines allow interested students to sign on with the airlines while still in college, providing a path to job security after graduation.
Dual Graduation For This Student
A partnership between Minnesota West Community and Technical College and a local high school allowed Melinda Kassandra Lopez to earn her high school diploma and associate of science degree at the same time. This June, she will take the registered nursing NCLEX, when she could become the first high school student to graduate as a registered nurse in Minnesota.