August 1996 Special Conference Call

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, August 22, 1996, 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Square Bulding
Conference Rooms 1-2, 2nd Floor
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Trustees Present: Morrie Anderson, Kathleen Caffey, Archie D. Chelseth, Dennis Dotson, Robert Erickson, Christine Fritsche, Stephen L. Maxwell, Gary Mohrenweiser, Denise Stephens, William Ulland, and Michael Vekich

Trustees Absent: Nancy Brataas, David Erickson, Randall Knudson, William Smoley

 


  1. Call to Order/Announcement
    Chair Mohrenweiser called the special conference call meeting of the Board of Trustees to order at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 1996.

  2. Presidency for Consolidated Colleges - Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Vermilion Community College
    Motion by Trustee Maxwell, seconded by Trustee Vekich, for approval of Chancellor Eaton's recommendation to appoint Jon Harris president of the consolidated Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Vermilion Community College. The motion passed unanimously.

  3. Technology Fee Increases - Itasca Community College, Vermilion Community College, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and Southwest State University
    A request to increase technology fees has been made by the following institutions:

    Itasca Community College requests an increase from $2 to $3 per credit. The funds generated by this fee will be used for technology-related personnel and nonpersonnel expenses.

    Vermilion Community College requests an increase from $2 to $3 per credit. The funds generated will be used for personnel and nonpersonnel expenditures associated with college technology improvements.

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College requests an increase from $2 to $3 per credit to maintain the existing technology and to provide technology upgrades as needed.

    Southwest State University has requested an increase from $1 to $2 per credit and to expand it from the first 12 credits per term to cover all credits (after switching from quarters to semesters). The funds generated will be used to create an additional microcomputer laboratory and an ITV classroom.

    Motion by Trustee Fritsche, seconded by Trustee Vekich, for approval of the request to increase the technology fee from $2 to $3 for Itasca Community College, Vermilion Community College and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and the request to increase the technology free from $1 to $2 per credit for Southwest State University and to expand it from the first 12 credits per term to cover all credits due to semester conversion. The motion passed unanimously.

  4. Adjournment
    Trustee Maxwell moved adjournment at 5:19 p.m. Trustee Ulland seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Gary Mohrenweiser, Chair Board of Trustees
Cindy Hauser, Recording Secretary

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