The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Lori Kloos interim president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC). Kloos will succeed Joyce Helens who has served as president since 2006 and has accepted a position with Great Basin College in Nevada. The appointment of Kloos becomes effective Aug. 1.
“Lori Kloos is a dedicated leader who has built positive internal and external relationships,” said Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State. “She will have the benefit of an outstanding and supportive team of creative and well-respected senior leaders to continue to advance the college’s strategic plan. As interim president, she will provide the college and the community with a seamless transition, keeping the college strong. I am pleased to recommend her appointment as interim president.”
Kloos has served SCTCC as the vice president of administration and chief financial officer since 2000, and has also served as acting president (2005). Previous roles have included serving in the Office of the Legislative Auditor and the Office of the State Auditor. Kloos holds a diploma from Austin Area Vocational Technical Institute (now Riverland Community College) and a bachelor’s degree from Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead).
A search for a permanent president will be launched this fall with the goal of having a new leader in place by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Outgoing President Joyce Helens, Interim President-Elect Lori Kloos, and St. Cloud State University Interim President Ashish Vaidya at the June 21 Minnesota State Board of Trustees meeting.