•                                                         Leadership                     Community engagement                     Equity & inclusion                     Improving health care                     Awards & recognition                     Volunteer                     HealthPartners Institute                     Foundations                     Newsroom                     Partner for good          
  •                         Clinics & hospitals                     Insurance                     Pharmacy                     Healthy living                                          
  •                                                         Women's health                     Virtuwell blog                     Kids' health                     Insurance                     Men's health                     Medicare                     Senior health                     Foundations          
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Board member, First elected: 2020

Career

Dr. Sharon Pierce is the president and CEO of Minneapolis College, a member of Minnesota State. Minneapolis College is a comprehensive two-year college located in downtown Minneapolis that enrolls nearly 13,000 credit students annually. Sharon guides the college in making important decisions and setting the strategic direction of the college with input from stakeholders on and off campus. Sharon has become a champion for helping students achieve their educational goals by leading efforts to eliminate disparities and increase student persistence and completion. She is a passionate advocate for providing accessible and high-quality college experiences for underserved students to meet the region’s education, workforce and talent needs. Sharon has dedicated her career in urban education to advancing the role of community and technical colleges in reducing disparities allowing under-represented students to achieve academic success.

In addition to HealthPartners, Dr. Pierce currently serves on the following community boards:

  • Minneapolis Foundation
  • Minneapolis Workforce
  • American Association of Community College Commission on Student Success
  • Graywolf Press
  • National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
  • National Association for Community College Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Council
Education
  • Ed.D. Urban Education Leadership
  • Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
  • M.S.N. Nursing Education
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore, MD
  • B.S.N. Nursing
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing Baltimore, MD