Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Rosenstone was in Winona Wednesday for a listening session.
Rosenstone heard from community leaders, students and faculty at Southeast Technical College about the search to replace President Jim Johnson, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Rosenstone says the new president will have big shoes to fill.
Rosenstone says a Search Advisory Committee will help identify and recruit 30 or so candidates. He says the three finalists will visit Winona in late February and meet with groups of students, staff and community members.
Johnson, whose contract expires in June of 2014, has served as president since 1995.