On the heels of Republican leader’s proposal to continue about $200 million in higher-education cuts into the next budget cycle, Gov. Mark Dayton named Hamline professor and dean Sheila Wright to lead the Office of Higher Education under his administration.
Wright is currently a professor and Dean in the School of Education at Hamline University. Prior to Hamline, Wright taught at Carleton College and Minnesota State University, Mankato, and was associate dean of academic programs in the School of Education at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.
“Her nationally recognized leadership in education will help guide our administration’s efforts to restore Minnesota to its former position of national leadership in making higher education more accessible, more affordable, and more responsive to the needs of Minnesota’s college students,” Dayton said of Wright in a statement.