Sanjit Sethi

Sanjit Sethi

President, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

Description

The pandemic hit just as Sanjit Sethi took over as president at MCAD. Structural shifts in higher education such as distance learning and cost control were already in play because of climate change, technological innovation, and demographic shifts. Sethi responded to these shifts by instituting changes to meet the needs not only of the present moment but also of the future. These changes include an updated vision and mission, as well as new master’s degree programs developed to fill gaps in the higher-education marketplace. He has been willing to make investments in the future that will not necessarily have an immediate ROI, all while still maintaining fiscal responsibility during these trying times.