March 22, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, Minnesota State Chancellor Steven Rosenstone welcomed Angelia Millender to the campus community as the next president of Century College. Chancellor Rosenstone thanked everyone involved in the search, noting that “Great collaborative leaders are key to our success at our colleges.”

Rosenstone also thanked current interim President Patrick Opatz for his two years of service and leadership of the College.  

Cheryl Tefer, member of the Minnesota State Board of Trustees, formally introduced Ms. Millender stating that, “Angelia Millender will begin her presidency with a broad consensus of support.”

Ms. Millender then directly addressed the College community, walking among the audience in attendance. “I am excited.  I am humbled.  I am honored to be the next president of such a great institution.  I could not ask for anything more. I believe we are going to be greater than great.”

“I want us to share this leadership together, because we are stronger together than we are apart. We are more alike than different.” added Ms. Millender, current president of Olive-Harvey College (IL), “And we come together on a common thread that cannot be broken and cannot be cut with any type of apparatus that can cut it.  And that is our passion, our advocacy, our tireless commitment to helping students.  And when we can meet there, nothing else matters.”

Previously, Ms. Millender served Broward College (FL) as district vice president for student affairs and enrollment management; Berkeley College (NY) as campus operations officer/dean of student development and external affairs; and Robert Morris University as vice president of student services, dean of student services, director of career planning and placement, and as a member of the faculty. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University and a master’s from National Louis University (IL).

She will begin her term on July 1, 2017.

Minnesota State press release