Ann MacDonald has been announced as interim Director of Alumni Relations at Winona State University.

As interim Director of Alumni Relations, MacDonald will be responsible for connecting with 50,000 WSU alumni worldwide and establishing good solid working relationships.

MacDonald started at WSU in 1997. Previously she served as Director of Educational Improvement and Leadership and worked in the Outreach and Continuing Education Department. Her professional experience includes more than 30 years in leadership and partnership development with a focus on business/education collaborations.

MacDonald has a master’s degree in Training and Development from WSU and a bachelor’s degree in education from Truman State University. She is Lean certified in higher education and focuses on the integration of leadership principles with Educational Lean concepts. She co-developed the first Applied Educational Lean Facilitator Certificate program in the nation. MacDonald is also a certified facilitator for FranklinCovey, Developmental Dimensions International, Crucial Conversations and DISC Personality Profile.

“My work here at Winona State has focused on providing leadership and professional development programs for area businesses and industry as well as the university,” said MacDonald. “This position gives me the opportunity to create programs that will help our graduates enhance their personal and professional expertise as well as remain connected with each other and the university.”

For more information, call MacDonald at 507-457-2773 or email