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Higher Education Finance and Policy

THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance and Policy Division, called the virtual committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
BERNARDY, Connie
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
O’NEILL, Marion
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DANIELS, Brian
ERICKSON, Sondra
HANSON, Jessica
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
HOWARD, Michael
KEELER, Heather
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
KRESHA, Ron
MASIN, Sandra
MEKELAND, Shane
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

A quorum was present.

Representative Mekeland moved to approve the minutes from January 13, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Office of Higher Education presented an overview of the department.

Presenters:
- Commissioner Dennis Olson: Commissioner of the Office of Higher Education
- Nekey Oliver: Grants and Government Relations Manager
- Nicole Whelan: Research Analyst
- Meredith Fergus: Research Director
- Megan Fitzgibbon: Financial Aid Manager
- Marilyn Kosir (pr. Co-Sure): SELF Manager
- Thomas Sanford: Assistant Commissioner
- Betsy Talbot: Manager of Institutional Licensing and Registration

The meeting adjourned at 4:33 P.M.



Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:42 Presentation by the Office of Higher Education: Organizational overview and presentation of vision, mission, and goals.


Meeting Agenda:

I. Presentation by the Office of Higher Education: Organizational overview and presentation of vision, mission, and goals.

If you would like to sign up to testify or submit written testimony, please email sean.herring@house.mn at least two hours prior to the start of the remote hearing.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Higher Education Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92015