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Higher Education Finance and Policy

FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 20, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH 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 Wednesday, January 20, 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 19, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Students were invited to present testimony on their experiences in higher education.

Student testifiers:
Sophie Strzok (St. Catherine University), Minnesota Association of Private College Students
Alexis Stanley (Concordia University-St. Paul), Minnesota Association of Private College Students
Keeshawn Aleksuk (University of St. Thomas)
Brenda De Rosas (Gustavus Adolphus College)
Priscilla Mayowa (North Hennepin Community College), Lead MN
Axel Kylander (Anoka Ramsey Community College)
Amanda Schermerhorn (Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes)
Jonathan McNicholes (Metropolitan State University) Students United
Emma Zellmer (Minnesota State University – Mankato)
Nico Arias (Minnesota State University – Moorhead)
Hamisha Alkamooneh (Metropolitan State University)
Surkhel Yousafzai (St. Cloud State University)
Clara Kuerschner (Winona State University)
Sam Parmaker, Bri Sislo-Schutta, Amy Ma (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities), Minnesota Student Association
Anna Counihan (University of Minnesota-Duluth), Duluth Student Association
Yusra Yusuf, Pat Koak (University of Minnesota-Rochester), Rochester Student Assocation
Sam Rosemark (University of Minnesota-Morris), Morris Student Association
Kim Nguyen (St. Catherine University)


The meeting adjourned at 4:31 PM.




Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
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02:56 Student Voices in Higher Education: Student organizations and individuals will share their current needs and experiences with the House Higher Education Committee.
- Minnesota Association of Private College Students.
- LEAD MN.
- Students United.
- Minnesota Student Association.
- Public testimony from Minnesota students.


Meeting Agenda:

I. Student Voices in Higher Education: Student organizations and individuals will share their current needs and experiences with the House Higher Education Committee.

- Minnesota Association of Private College Students
- LEAD MN
- Students United
- Minnesota Student Association
- Public testimony from Minnesota students

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