SCSU Today

Regulatory affairs expert heads University program

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Charles (Chuck) Swanson, recognized worldwide as an expert in medical device regulatory affairs, has been named director of the St. Cloud State Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Services (MS-RAS) Program.

During nearly 30 years of leading regulatory affairs at Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minn., Swanson played an influential role in the establishment of government policies in the area and many of the guidelines and procedures in use today by the Food and Drug Administration.

As director of St. Cloud State’s MS-RAS, Swanson will chart the direction and continued evolution of the program, which was launched in September 2007. Along with developing and refining the curriculum, he will manage delivery of the program and with his reputation is expected to attract the best and brightest regulatory affairs professionals as adjunct instructors.

Classes in the master’s program continue to be held on nights and weekends at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park.

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