Dear GSDC Investors, Partners and Friends,
Education is an essential foundation of our region’s past, current and future prosperity. In our work at GSDC our relationships within the higher education community have never been more important. To this end it is my pleasure to welcome two new leaders to our board of directors and our community: Dr. Robbyn Wacker, president of St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and Dr. Anessa Cheek, president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC).
Both of these leaders are passionate about and dedicated to building connections within our community that will provide relevant education and a robust workforce for the future. Current workforce challenges have brought attention to the importance of clear 2-way communication between employers and educators at all levels. These partnership are essential to our ability to ensure that area students are prepared for today’s workforce and take advantage of opportunities for fulfilling employment and career advancement in our region.
Please join me in welcoming Presidents Wacker and Cheek to our community!
Over the summer we have continued progress on our project to refresh the GSDC strategic plan. Please know we appreciate your responses to our requests for input. We are moving forward in building out the final elements of the plan and look forward to sharing with you ways to engage in our “refreshed” strategic imperatives.
Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the GSDC staff for their dedication to the GSDC mission, and all GSDC investors and partners who continue to advance our shared vision for community well-being and prosperity.
Chair, GSDC Board of Directors