Trenda Boyum-Breen

Trenda Boyum-Breen is chief academic officer at Rasmussen College, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Her higher education career spans Texas and Minnesota, at nonprofit and for-profit institutions: her experience at community and technical colleges, a for-profit online university, a private liberal arts university, a state university, and her current for-profit institution allows her a unique perspective as an administrator who crossed between the sectors. Boyum-Breen and her wife are recent “empty nesters” with two daughters in college.

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Most Recent Articles

July 11, 2014
Trenda Boyum-Breen describes how her personal needs shaped her professional choices -- and how to balance them when they compete.
November 8, 2013
Colleges scanning your application should be able to tell that you "get" what it takes to work at that type of institution. Trenda Boyum-Breen explains how to do it.
August 23, 2013
Nonprofit and for-profit institutions operate differently in important ways, so it's important to know yourself when contemplating changing sectors, writes Trenda Boyum-Breen.
July 19, 2013
Trenda Boyum-Breen offers advice on forging relationships that can help you do your current job or prepare for your next one.
April 19, 2013
Academics who make a career shift to the for-profit sector sometimes face the added challenge of being "tarred" by the move, writes Trenda Boyum-Breen. She and others discuss why it's worth it.
March 22, 2013
More administrators and professors are moving between nonprofit and for-profit colleges or working in both simultaneously. Trenda Boyum-Breen begins a new column on navigating the shift.
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