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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 25, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH 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 25, 2010, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice Chair
Anderson, Sarah
Atkins, Joe
Brynaert, Kathy
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Clark, Karen

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina invited students present in the audience to come forward to provide testimony regarding their concerns.

Travis Johnson, Vice President, Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA), introduced himself and provided testimony regarding their concerns and the importance of higher education.

Questions and discussion followed.


Chair Rukavina invited Robert Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota, to come forward to begin his presentation.

Robert Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and Richard Pfutzenreuter and Peter Zetterberg. President Bruininks provided testimony regarding the mission and the budget of the University of Minnesota.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
February 25, 2010
Page Two



Questions and discussion followed.

President Bruininks asked Richard Pfutzenreuter to come forward to assist in answering questions.

Richard Pfutzenreuter, CFO and Vice President for Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and assisted in answering questions.

Questions and discussion continued.

President Bruininks continued his presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Richard Pfutzenreuter assisted in answering questions.

Questions and discussion continued.

President Bruininks asked Peter Zetterberg to come forward to assist in answering questions.

Peter Zetterberg, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and assisted in answering questions.

Questions and discussion continued.

Chair Rukavina made additional comments.

Representative Slocum moved that the minutes of February 23, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 P.M.



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Discussion of University of Minnesota budget.
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University of Minnesota budget hearing
Robert Bruininks, president
Richard Pfutzenreuter, vice president budget and finance