St. Catherine University
A first-generation college graduate from Dickinson, N.D., ReBecca Koenig Roloff was inaugurated as the 11th president of St. Catherine University in October. She did not take a conventional academic route. Rather, she spent three decades building a business career with Cargill, Pillsbury and American Express Financial Advisors. Roloff holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and deployed her business savvy leading the Minneapolis YWCA from 2005 until this past summer. One of the most connected people in the nonprofit and business worlds, she’s now responsible for marshaling financial resources to support St. Kate’s success on a crowded higher education landscape.