ST. PAUL – State Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, has accepted an appointment to serve as the Republican lead on the House’s Higher Education Finance and Policy Division when the 2019 legislative session begins Jan. 8 in St. Paul.
Nornes, entering his 12th term in office, has served as chairman of the House’s committee on higher education numerous terms, including each of the last two.
“Our state has a strong tradition in higher education and I look forward to continuing our efforts to universities provide an environment at our colleges and universities which allows our students to reach their full potential,” Nornes said. “I’ve always put students first and that’s the approach I will continue to take. I also look forward to serving in this role as the University of Minnesota brings a new president on board. That will be an interesting new dynamic and I hope to develop a strong working relationship with the new leader at the U of M.”
The full committee roster is in the process of being finalized for the upcoming session.