From its founding in 1868 as Mankato Normal School, serving 27 students, this has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking. Learn about the people, place, leadership and more at a glance.
Richard Davenport was appointed president of Minnesota State University, Mankato by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on February 22, 2002. He assumed his responsibilities as the University's 12th president on July 1, 2002.
Strategic Partnerships matches the skills, talents and expertise of Minnesota State Mankato’s students, faculty and staff to the needs of business, education and communities. Tell us what you need, and we will find a solution that works for you—opportunities to put big ideas to real-world use.