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College Leadership

Joy Bodin

Joy Bodin, President

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Joy Bodin to serve as president of Hennepin Technical College.

Bodin returns to Hennepin Technical College as President after five years serving as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples. Joy’s previous service to Hennepin Tech began in 1992. She has served as the Academic Dean of Industry and Social Science from 2010-17, Interim Dean of Student Affairs from 2011-12, and Director of Marketing and Admissions in 1999 to 2010. Prior to her experience at Hennepin Technical College as an administrator, Bodin taught introductory computer courses.

Joy’s responsibilities as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs include providing leadership and vision in all areas of academic affairs, student affairs, information technology, and institutional effectiveness. Her many accomplishments include leading efforts to develop new technical programs and transfer pathways, leading initiatives around student success to break down barriers for all students, and promoting a culture of caring by building relationships throughout campus.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University and a master’s from Capella University.

“Joy Bodin comes with strong knowledge of Hennepin Technical College as well as the leadership skills and expertise the college needs now,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. “She is a strategic and transparent leader with a commitment to career and technical education. Her ability to build relationships and consensus positions her well to navigate the college through this transition.”


President's Cabinet

Daniel LeGuen Schmidt
Daniel LeGuen-Schmidt
Vice President of Human Resources
Dr. Leanne Rogstad
Dr. Leanne Rogstad
Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
Joe Wightkin
Joe Wightkin
Vice President of Finance & Operations
Shannon Thomas
Shannon Thomas
Vice President of Technology, Research & Planning/Chief Information Officer
Alison Leintz
Alison Leintz
Vice President of Advancement
Cara Garrett
Cara Garrett
Academic Dean
Debra Newgard
Debra Newgard
Dean of Enrollment Services
Turner Berg
Dr. Turner Berg
Associate Dean Enrollment Management
Tasia Tigue
Tasia Tigue
Dean of Students, Equity and Inclusion
Debra Newgard
Melanie Wang
Dean of Workforce Education, Customized Training