STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on March 6, 2013, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Dorholt, Zachary, Vice Chair
Nornes, Bud, Republican Lead
Members excused: Winkler, Ryan
A quorum was present.
Representative Dorholt moved that the minutes of March 4, 2013, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The Office of Higher Education (OHE) continued its overview of post-secondary education in Minnesota, including enrollment, graduation rates, degrees awarded, and student loan debt.
Testifying from the Office of Higher Education:
Tricia Grimes, Policy Analyst
Meredith Fergus, Policy Analyst
Megan Fitzgibbons, Manager, State Scholarship Program
Testifying on student tuition debt:
Steve Sabin, President, Minnesota State College Student Association and student at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, Minnesota
Moriah Miles, State Chair, Minnesota State University Student Association and student at
Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 PM.
Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair
Kathy Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant