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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 05, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. on Thursday,
February 5, 2009, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Atkins, Joe
Anderson, S.
Brynaert, Kathy
Carlson, Lyndon
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Mahoney, Tim
Solberg, Loren

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina announced that he was appointing Representative Haws and Representative McFarlane to the working group on financial aid chaired by Representative Slocum.

Chair Rukavina welcomed the 10th to 12th grade students from Project LEAD in St. Paul who were in the audience observing the hearing.

Chair Rukavina welcomed Susan Heegaard, Director, Office of Higher Education to the committee and thanked her for her public service as she moves on to her new position with the Bush Foundation as head of their higher education department.

Susan Heegaard, Director, Office of Higher Education, introduced herself and began her presentation on the Governor’s higher education budget recommendations by beginning with the Office of Higher Education budget.

Questions and discussion followed.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
February 5, 2009
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Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education, introduced herself and assisted in answering questions.

Questions and discussion followed.

Susan Heegaard, Director, Office of Higher Education, continued her presentation of the Office of Higher Education budget.

Questions and discussion followed.

Susan Heegaard, Director, Office of Higher Education, began her presentation of the Governor’s budget recommendations for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Questions and discussion followed.

Susan Heegaard, Director, Office of Higher Education, began her presentation of the Governor’s budget recommendations for the University of Minnesota.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 3, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:27 P.M.


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Presentation and discussion of governor's higher education budget recommendations