(left to right) Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Willie Jett, CEHD Dean Michael C. Rodriguez, CEHD’s Executive Director of Educational Leadership Katie Pekel, and Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools Kent Pekel

Policy Breakfast:
Accountability system for MN schools

Improving Lives

In June 2021, CEHD completed its largest campaign ever. Improving Lives raised over $120 million to support faculty, students, and special initiatives. Thank you to all our generous alumni and friends! Learn more about how gifts make a difference across the college.

We believe that education plus human development
equals virtually limitless possibility.

Because of you, we have additional resources for:

Student support


Faculty/staff support






We are still completing the campaign for a new Institute of Child Development building.

Learn more about the project.