Joyce Petsch served the state of Minnesota for 40 years, working the first 14 years in the agencies of Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and Minnesota Telecommunications. The next 26 years, she worked in higher education at Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University System and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. In June 2011, she retired from the state of Minnesota.
She enjoyed working in the areas of marketing, public affairs, advancement, and development. Her passion was working with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation raising funds for student scholarships and programs.
Joyce enjoys gardening, competing in running races and sprint triathlons, and being with her grandchildren.