Wilderness Inquiry’s Greg Lais named as new trustee to Metropolitan State Foundation Board

Metropolitan State University has named a new member to the Metropolitan State Foundation Board of Trustees.

Greg Lais, founder and executive director of Wilderness Inquiry, will serve a three-year appointment.

Greg Lais is the founder and executive director of Wilderness Inquiry, Inc.
Greg Lais is the founder and executive director of Wilderness Inquiry, Inc.

Lais founded Wilderness Inquiry in 1978. Wilderness Inquiry is a non-profit outdoor recreation and education organization that annually serves more than 25,000 people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Prior to founding Wilderness Inquiry, Lais served as administrator at Camp New Hope for Developmentally Disabled Citizens. Since 1993, he has also served as an adjunct faculty in the Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies program, School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota.

Lais holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. where he graduated cum laude, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

“I’ve always been interested in education, especially helping non-traditional learners get in to and graduate from college,” Lais says. “I’ve always considered Metropolitan State University to be a leader in this regard, and I hope to help build it so more people can get access to quality education.”

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