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TENTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 2:34 P.M. on February 13, 2019, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
GOMEZ, Aisha
KLEVORN, Ginny
LAYMAN, Sandy
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
POPPE, Jeanne
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Representative Wolgamott moved that the minutes of February 12, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The University of Minnesota presented their Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) request.
Testifying:
-Matt Kramer, Vice President of University Relations
-Dr. Megan Gunnar, Institute of Child Development (ICD)
-Dr. Jed. Ellison, ICD
-Dr. Kathleen Thomas, ICD
-Mike Berthelsen, Vice President of University Services
-Tonya Schoenfuss, Professor

Minnesota State presented their HEAPR request.
Testifying:
-Robbyn Wacker, President of St. Cloud State University
-Annesa Cheek, President of St. Cloud Technical & Community College
-Brian Yoliz, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities

Minnesota Association of Private College students testified on the necessity of an increase in state grant funding and their activities to address food insecurity.
Testifying:
-Aaisha Abdullahi, student at Hamline University
-Read Karsell, student at St. Olaf College
-Brandon Williams, student at Augsberg University

The meeting was adjourned at 3:58 P.M.



Representative Bernardy, Chair



Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

***Agenda Update - Item Added*** I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes from February 12, 2019 IV. University of Minnesota Presentation of Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) Request V. Minnesota State Presentation of Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) Request VI. ***Minnesota Association of Private College Students*** VII. Adjournment If you are interested in testifying, please contact Sean Herring at Sean.Herring@house.mn

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