A Message From the President



Welcome to Normandale Community College! As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this academic year, I consider it a privilege and honor to serve as president of Normandale Community College during this amazing time in the college's history.

Normandale is proud to be a place that meets our students at any point of their educational journey, providing them a path to success. We specialize in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and provide academic, career-focused, and interest-based programs to help our students accomplish their goals.  For fifty years our dedicated faculty and staff have helped to change thousands of student's lives who go on to do great things and make the world a better place.

Normandale is the largest community college in Minnesota with an enrollment of close to 15,000 students and a Continuing Education and Customized Training (CECT) division that provides our workforce with competitive skills, yet, it still maintains a small college feel in the world-class City of Bloomington.  Normandale is also home to an extraordinary Japanese Garden which has become a destination and a beautiful community resource we are proud to host.

Our campus community is diverse and includes students, faculty and staff from a  variety of backgrounds, experiences and beliefs.  The acceptance and appreciation of diversity enhances our community and helps to make Normandale the special place it has become.  All are welcome at Normandale!  

Whether you are a first-time visitor, a student, a family member of a student, an alumnae, supporter, or a member of the local community, your interest in Normandale is greatly appreciated. We welcome your questions about the college and invite you to tour our beautiful campus.  "Normandale is your college and your community."

Joyce C. Ester, Ph.D
President, Normandale Community College

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Organization Chart

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Normandale Org Chart

President's Cabinet

Joyce C. Ester, Ph.D.- President

Dara Hagen, M.A.- Vice President of Student Affairs

Kristina Keller, Ed.D.- Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Vicki Schwab, B.S.- Interim Vice President - Human Resources & Equity 

Jody Skenderian, M.A.-  Executive Director | Chief Institutional Advancement Officer

Lisa Wheeler, Ed.D.- Vice President - Finance & Operations