Office of the President

Dr. Edward Inch, 13th President of Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Navigating Paradigm Shifts in Higher Education with Dr. Edward Inch
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About the President

Dr. Edward Inch was appointed President of Minnesota State University, Mankato, by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on March 17, 2021. He assumed his responsibilities as the University's 13th president on July 1, 2021.

Mission, Vision and Values

Minnesota State University, Mankato promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in service to the state, the region and the global community.

University Leadership

The President's executive leadership team is comprised of the vice presidents for the University's seven divisions and the President’s chief of staff.

Contact the President's Office

Contact the Office of the President directly using the contact form. Contact information for staff in the Office of the President and media contacts are also available.


A history of speeches given by President Inch.

Faculty Research Lecture

The Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lectureship celebrates scholarly creativity by honoring a faculty member who is engaged in scholarly activity that demonstrates excellence in discovery, communicated in a way that enriches the intellectual life of the University community.

President’s Commission on Diversity

The Commission on Diversity is an extension of President Edward Inch's commitment that Minnesota State Mankato be a place where different cultures and perspectives are welcomed, appreciated and incorporated into the fabric of university life.

Campus Named Spaces Review Committee

The Campus Named Spaces Review Committee is charged by President Inch with reviewing all named campus buildings and spaces.

Society of Honored Staff, Teaching and Administrative/Service Faculty Emeriti

The Society of Honored Staff, Teaching and Administrative/Service Faculty Emeriti program was created to honor retiring Minnesota State University, Mankato employees who have gone above and beyond in their years of service to the institution.

Professional Development

Minnesota State Mankato is committed to developing the talents of our employees.

Employee Recognition

The Employee Recognition Program at Minnesota State Mankato is designed to help supervisors recognize and employees feel the value of their contributions to our university.

Higher ED

Higher education faces serious challenges. This blog serves as an opportunity to further the conversation about the paradigm shift happening in higher education and how higher ed will be a transformative driver of innovation and industry.