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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

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

February 08, 2007

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND
FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:34 P.M. on Thursday,
February 8, 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
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Ruth, Connie
Severson, Dan
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Murphy, Mary

A quorum was present.

Representative Haws moved that the minutes of February 7, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Rukavina invited Chancellor James McCormick to continue his presentation on the budget of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

James McCormick, Chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, introduced himself and provided additional testimony on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget request.

Ken Niemi, Vice Chancellor for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, provided additional testimony on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget request. Mr. Niemi acknowledged the assistance of Melissa Fahning, a Program Director at MnSCU, for her assistance with their budget presentations.

Cheryl Frank, President of Inver Hills Community College, introduced herself and provided testimony on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget request.


Minutes
Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
February 8, 2007
Page Two


Roland Barden, President of Minnesota State University Moorhead, introduced himself and provided testimony on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget request.

Linda Baer, Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, introduced herself and provided additional testimony on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget request.

Roland Barden, President of Minnesota State University Moorhead, provided further testimony.

Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 P.M.




Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair




Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Continuation of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget overview

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