ST. CLOUD -  Joyce Helens, president of the St. Cloud Technical and Community College has been named acting president of Rochester Community and Technical College.

The move will be effective January 9th, Helens has been president at SCTCC since 2006. Peg Shroyer, vice president of academic affairs at SCTCC has been named to serve as acting president.

According to a release, MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone initiated a search for a permanent president for RCTC with the goal of having a new leader in place at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. He expects to recommend to the board of trustees on January 27th meeting that Helens be named to serve as interim president until the permanent president is in place.

Once a permanent president is in place at RCTC, Helens and Shroyer will return to their respective roles at SCTCC.

Shroyer has served as vice president of academic affairs at SCTCC since 2009.