Normandale- 1990's


1990- Normandale has an enrollment of 9,500 students and is the largest member of the Minnesota Community College System.

1991- Thomas J. Horak becomes president of Normandale Community College.


1993-Normandale is the first host institution for the MN Campus Compact- A compact of Minnesota colleges prioritizing civic engagement and service-learning initiatives.


1995- Normandale launches a 10 million building project with the construction of 100,000 square
foot building.  The new building will house new student services facilities, a career resource center, registration area, classrooms, laboratories and office space.

1996- The original front entrance to the college, including the infamous hill and steps were removed.  A
complete renovation was done to this building.  Upon completion, many student services (Financial Aid, Records, Admissions and Business Office) moved into their new office space on the 1st floor of what is
now the College Services building.


1998- The Center for Service-Learning (now Center for Experiential Education) was established.

1999- The America Reads Program, a part of the Center for Service-Learning (now Experiential Education), received this award for support of student achievement in the Bloomington Public Schools, a high-quality future work force and quality of life in Bloomington.