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Higher education commissioner resigns

Posted by: Jenna Ross Updated: September 23, 2011 - 3:14 PM

Sheila Wright resigned today as director of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Just got this note from the governor's office:

I wanted to let you know that earlier this week Dr. Sheila Wright resigned her position as Director of the Office of Higher Education, effective today. As Dr. Wright returns to private life, we wish her well and thank her for her service to the State of Minnesota. We have asked current research director Susan Von Mosch to step in as interim director while we search for a new director for the Office of Higher Education.

Sandy Connolly, spokeswoman for the office, said she got a note Wednesday that Wright would be resigning. Wright cleared out her office, thanked the staff for their service and said goodbye. Connolly said it was "fast, but cordial."

Wright  wasn't on the job long. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed her in January. Before that, Wright was at Hamline University, where she was dean of its School of Education.

I wrote a bit about her in April. You can read that here.

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