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Valdez selected for leadership institute

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Provost Cristobal "Cris" Valdez is one of 33 community college administrators selected from throughout the nation to attend the League for Innovation's Executive Leadership Institute.

Valdez, who is provost at both the Detroit Lakes and Wadena campuses of M State and serves as the chief student affairs officer, is responsible for local leadership, local community outreach and day-to-day operation of the campuses, as well as leadership and vision of college-wide student services.

As a participant in the Executive Leadership Institute in December, Valdez will take part in a week-long session focused on developing community college leaders in North America.

Valdez joined the M State leadership team in March 2007 as provost of the Detroit Lakes campus.

His provost duties were expanaded to include the Wadena campus in December 2008.