GREG RATHERT NEW VICE PRESIDENT
Saint Paul College President Deidra Peaslee announces that Greg Rathert has been named the college’s new vice president for academic and student affairs, effective immediately. Rathert has served in the interim position at Saint Paul College since July 2021.
HAMLINE ADOPTS PERMANENT TEST-OPTIONAL ADMISSION POLICY
Hamline University continues to lead by becoming one of the first Minnesota universities to enact a permanent test-optional admission policy. The new policy will no longer require prospective students to submit standardized test scores during the admission process. Research has shown a 10-12% increase in first-time students from underrepresented backgrounds at private universities with test-optional admission policies. Those universities also show an average 6-8% increase in first-time enrollment of women.
MINNESOTA CREDIT UNIONS BAND TOGETHER
Four leading Minnesota-based credit unions have launched a new Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) that opens the door for credit unions to collaborate on lending opportunities for public and private commercial and infrastructure projects throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Named United Financials Capital, its founding members include: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Hiway Credit Union, SPIRE Credit Union and TopLine Federal Credit Union.
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