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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 2:32 P.M. on April 10, 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
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
VANG, Samantha
XIONG, Tou

Representative Runbeck moved the minutes from April 9, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Public testimony was taken on the closure of Argosy University, owned by Dream Center Education Holdings.

Testifying:
-Dennis Olson – Commissioner, Office of Higher Education
-Lynne McGovern – Clinical Coordinator, Veterinary Technology, Argosy University
-Tracey Kitching – Veterinary Technology Instructor & Doctoral Student, Argosy University
-Catherine Smith – Veterinary Technology Employee, Animal Care Coordinator, & Inventory Manager, Argosy University
-Courtney Ruckheim – Former Student, Minnesota School of Business
-Aprile Barton – Director of Student Services, Argosy University
-Erin Jones – Student, Argosy University
-Angelia Millender – President, Century College
-Pam Fontem – Wife of Argosy Student, Medical Lab Sciences Department
-Sara Groom – Student, Argosy University
-Callie Roberts – Student, Argosy University
-Sherre Roberts – Mother of Argosy Students
-Sarah Kretzschmar – Student, Argosy University
-Jen Moeller – Clinical Instructor, Argosy University
-Deb Arver – Faculty, Argosy University
-Emily Schaffer – Student, Argosy University
-Brian Hoefs – Veterinary Technology Program Director – Wisconsin Indian Head Technical College
-Anne Gibson – Faculty, Argosy University
-Gwen Veldhuis – Faculty, Argosy University
-Kellie Murphy – Student, Argosy University
-Kate McCartan – Licensing and Registration Unit, Office of Higher Education

The committee adjourned at 4:31 P.M.


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Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant





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Agenda:

I. Hearing & testimony on Argosy University closure.

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