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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

9th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

February 10, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 9th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Nornes, Chair of the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on February 10th, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:

NORNES, Bud, Chair
DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair
ATKINS, Joe
BANAIAN, King
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie


HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom
VOGEL, Bruce

No members were excused

A quorum was present.

Representative Vogel moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 8, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony on the Inter Faculty Organization.

Testifying:
Don Larsson, President of the Inter Faculty Organization
Monte Bute, Metropolitan State University

The committee heard testimony on the Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF).

Testifying:
Damon Kapke, MSCF Vice President of English Arts
Jennifer Sati, Program Director for Anoka Technical College
Ken Ryan, Professor from Alexandria Technical and Community College

The committee heard testimony from the Minnesota State Colleges and University students.

Testifying:
Andrew Spaeth, State Chair of Minnesota State Universities Student Association (MSUSA)
Amanda Bardonner, Saint Cloud State University Student, Board of Directors MSUSA
Travis Johnson, President of Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA)
Samantha Potter-Rank, Inver Hills Community College Student
Maureen Wanous, South Central College Student
Deb Nelson, Century College Student



The committee heard testimony from University of Minnesota Faculty:

Testifying:
Caroline Hayes, College of Science and Engineering
Elizabeth Boyle, College of Liberal Arts
Emily Hoover, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

The college heard testimony from University of Minnesota students.

Testifying:
Matt Forstie, Freshman
Peter Erkkila, Sophomore



The meeting was adjourned at 2:21 PM.





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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR



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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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