The Office of the President

President-elect Barbara McDonaldDr. Barbara McDonald became St. Scholastica’s 13th president on Aug. 5, 2019.

Dr. McDonald comes to St. Scholastica from North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) in Brooklyn Park, MN, where she had served as president since 2015. Her career in higher education includes extensive experience in teaching, scholarship, administration, and international education. 

"I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica," McDonald said. "I look forward to working alongside our outstanding students, faculty, and staff as we move the College forward to a bright future. I want to thank the Board for their confidence in me and the St. Scholastica family for welcoming me to their fold." 

A Presidential Transition Committee, chaired by Trustee Emerita Karen Alworth and Vice President of College Advancement Chris Mueller, has been formed to welcome Dr. McDonald to the College and to assist her in building relationships both on campus and in the broader community.

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