Riverland Community College President Adenuga Atewologun has announced to Minnesota State Chancellor Malhotra that he plans to retire at the end of this fiscal year, June 30, 2023. Dr. Atewologun has served as Riverland’s president since July 1, 2013, 10 years by the time he completes his tenure. A press release from Riverland College added that Dr. Atewologun will also have more than 40 years of service in higher education.
By announcing his retirement early in the academic year, the press release stated that the announcement allows Minnesota State time to conduct a Presidential Search before the end of his tenure. The goal will be to hire and name the next Riverland President so that person is prepared to start on July 1, 2023, and the news release went on to state that the search process will begin almost immediately.
Minnesota State includes 26 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 340,000 students. It is the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.