Posted: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:56am in News
(St. Cloud, MN -- ) Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Eichten has recently begun serving as the Vice President for Student Affairs at St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Jon replaces Phil Schroeder who served in the position for 9 1/2 years.
As the Vice President for Student Affairs, Jon will be responsible for the overall leadership, administration, and management of a comprehensive student affairs division. The Division encompasses enrollment management, student life, and diversity. The enrollment management area includes recruitment and admissions, registrar’s office, career services, orientation, TRiO programs, and a one-stop service center for students. The student life area includes student conduct, student clubs, veterans’ center, student government, athletics, and disability services. Jon will also serve as the college Diversity Officer.
Most recently, Jon served as interim Senior System Director of Educational Innovation at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) System Office.
In the past seven years at the MnSCU System Office, Jon led Students First and Minnesota Online initiatives, and also established a system-wide compliance framework for Title IV regulations. He has also facilitated greater input from college and university leaders into the Academic and Student Affairs strategic technology plan, created a system wide student money management brochure, and advanced the work of the Student Mental Health Taskforce.
Prior to his work at the System Office, Jon served as Dean of Student Affairs at North Hennepin Community College from 2001 to 2006, Associate Dean of Students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College from 1998 to 2001, and Director of Financial Aid at Minneapolis Community and Technical College from 1993 to 1998.
Jon holds a Doctorate in Education in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. His dissertation explored the dynamics of student transfer. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University (MN).