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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

THIRD MEETING - Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

January 16, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND
FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:35 P.M. on, Tuesday, January 16, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Poppe, Jeanne, Vice-Chair
Atkins, Joe
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Hortman, Melissa
McFarlane, Carol
Mahoney, Tim
Moe, Frank
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Ruth, Connie
Severson, Dan
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

A quorum was present.

Representative Bly moved that the minutes of January 11, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rukavina asked the students present to begin their testimony, as follows:

Justin McMartin, Chair of the Minnesota State University Student Association and a student at Southwest Minnesota State University, provided testimony regarding his personal experiences with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Mr. McMartin responded to questions from members.

Richard Howden III, a student at Winona State University, provided testimony regarding his personal experiences with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Mr. Howden responded to questions from members.

Casey Carmody, a student at Minnesota State University Mankato, provided testimony regarding his personal experience with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Mr. Carmody responded to questions from members.

Jennifer Ohren, a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead, provided testimony regarding her personal experiences with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Ms. Ohren responded to questions from members.


Lee Trotman, a student at Southwest Minnesota State University, provided testimony regarding her personal experiences with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Mr. Trotman responded to questions from members.

Clare Ware, a student at Metropolitan State University, provided testimony regarding her personal experiences with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Ms. Ware responded to questions from members.

Further discussion and questions followed.

Kara Brockett, s student at Southwest Minnesota State University and the student body president, provided testimony regarding her personal experiences with Minnesota's higher education and financial aid systems. Ms. Brockett responded to questions from members.

Further discussion with all of the students and members followed.

Representative Rukavina made brief announcements.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 P.M.



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair


Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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