Welcome to Inver Hills Community College!

Interim President, Michael Berndt welcomes you to our Paralegal Program and wishes you success in your career path.

“Organizations are people coming together to achieve something larger than themselves,” Interim President Berndt said. “We have ambitious goals—developing learners to their full potential, growing the communities we serve, and connecting students to new employment opportunities that will improve their quality of life. That needs all of us at the colleges doing our best work, and that needs us partnering with community leaders, area employers, service agencies, K12 institutions and nonprofit community organizations.”

“I am grounded in the idea of service to our students and our community. That service is the moral compass that guides us. We need to listen to our students and make sure they feel included when we are making decisions that affect their college experiences”.

Before starting his term as interim president, Michael Berndt served four years as vice president of academic affairs at Century College. Interim President Berndt served as dean and vice president of planning and institutional effectiveness at Normandale Community College for four years before going to Century. He also worked at Normandale as assistant to the president for strategic initiatives for two years and an English UFT faculty member for six years. He taught English as an adjunct at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University, and he worked as an ABE instructor in southern Illinois.

Berndt has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Language and Literature from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Originally from Hutchinson, Minnesota, Berndt commutes to Inver Hills and DCTC from Eden Prairie where he lives with his wife, Suzanne, and their two children, Reid and Paige.

Best wishes and I look forward to seeing you on campus!

— Interim President Michael Berndt
    Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College