Mar 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Michael Raich, PhD, President, MN North College.
MN North Colleges - Including the Vermilion Campus.
Our presenter this week is Michael Raich, PhD, President, Minnesota North College.
Michael Raich has served as president of Minnesota North College since 2019 providing strategic vision for advancing the mission and core values of the college. As president, Dr. Raich led the process to merge the five previously independently accredited NHED colleges into one accredited college. Through a process called Vision NE, he engaged, NHED constituents and stakeholders including students, employees, bargaining units, legislators, and members of the community, as well as The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Higher Learning Commission. The three year process led to Minnesota North College opening its doors to students in the fall of 2022. 
Prior to his role as president, Raich served Hibbing Community College, as provost and as dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services and served Itasca Community College as interim provost.  Before working in higher education, he spent 17 years in K–12 as a former high school, teacher, athletic director, and principal. Raich serves on multiple regional boards that support K–12, business/industry, and non-profit partners. Rachel holds a bachelors degree from the university of Minnesota Duluth, a masters from St. Cloud State University, and a doctorate from the University of North Dakota.