SCTCC President Joyce Helens Signs New Three Year Contract
ST. CLOUD - St. Cloud Technical and Community College president Joyce Helens has signed a new three year contract with the school.
Helens is now in her 10th year with the college. She says they've added several new programs over the last decade.
"Lots of new programs in manufacturing and energy, we just kept moving forward. It's always exciting, every three years I look at the new cycle and what that represents for us."
Helens says their enrollment has grown 30 percent since she became president and they're now especially focused on growing their student veteran population.
"That's where we're going to continue to grow, because we really want to help that group of people, we want to help service members and their families be successful and get good jobs."
The college is expecting to open it's new Homefront Resource Center for veterans later this year.
In the future, Helens hopes to have two or three bachelor's degrees available at the college for graduates. She says the school will continue to adapt to changes in the work force by updating its classes and technology.
"I love it here, I very much value the college but it's the people that work at the college that make this happen and I value them very much as well," Helens says.