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Higher Education Finance and Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 06, 2013

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


HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

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.

Members present:

Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Dorholt, Zachary, Vice Chair
Nornes, Bud, Republican Lead
Brynaert, Kathy
FitzSimmons, David
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Johnson, Sheldon
Lien, Ben
Norton, Kim
Poppe, Jeanne
Rosenthal, Paul
Swedzinski, Chris
Theis, Tama

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.




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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair

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Kathy Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Continuation of the presentation by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education on Postsecondary Education in Minnesota.