Inver Hills Community College President Tim Wynes will take the helm at Dakota County Technical College while college officials begin a search for a permanent replacement early this fall.
Wynes, who has served as president of Inver Hills since 2010, will begin his interim term at DCTC on July 1, according to a news release issued by Inver Hills Community College. Wynes will replace former DCTC President Ron Thomas, who is retiring after 13 years of service.
Prior to serving at Inver Hills, Wynes led the Iowa Valley Community College District and the executive dean of grants and governmental affairs at Indian Hills Community College.
"Tim Wynes is an outstanding leader who works effectively with community leaders, elected officials, area business and industry, and public schools and is deeply committed to Dakota and Scott counties," Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone wrote in a news release.
Wynes holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell College, a juris doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law (MO), and has completed coursework in the doctorate program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, according to the news release.
“I fully realize that each college has an excellent faculty and strong administrators and staff dedicated to serving their unique students and communities," Wynes wrote in the news release. "I look forward to working with both colleges in the year ahead."