Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, June 16, 1999
World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Trustees Present: Andrew Boss, Nancy Brataas, Kathleen Caffey, Archie D. Chelseth, Mary Choate, Robert Erickson, Christine Fritsche, Jim A. Luoma, Michael Nesdahl, James Wafler, Michael Vekich
Trustees Absent: Dennis Dotson, David Erickson, Daniel G. Coborn
a. Approval of May 19, 1999, Meeting Minutes
Trustee Nesdahl moved approval of the May 19, 1999, meeting minutes. Trustee Robert Erickson seconded. The minutes were approved without dissent.
b. Report of the Executive Committee, June 2, 1999
Chair Vekich reported that the Executive Committee met on June 2.
Chair Vekich welcomed Jim A. Luoma who was appointed to the Board of Trustees on June 1, 1999, by Governor Ventura. Trustee Luoma is from the Grand Rapids area, where he is retiring as superintendent of public schools on June 30. Chair Vekich announced that Trustee Luoma has been appointed to the Educational Policy and Finance/Facilities Policy Committees.
Chair Vekich announced that the Executive Committee will meet at 9 AM on July 7. Also on July 7, there will be a public hearing on FY2000 Operating Budgets Including Tuition and Fees from 2 PM to 5 PM at Dakota County Technical College.
Trustee Wafler announced that the Ad Hoc Assessment Committee will meet on a yet to be determined date in July.
Chair Vekich commended Metropolitan State University. The College of Management has been selected as the official provider of MBA programs by the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. The designation was earned in a competitive process, and Metropolitan State University beat out a number of other institutions for the designation including the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Metropolitan State University's art/literary magazine, Haute Dish, recently won a regional mark of excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
b. Personnel Policy Committee
Committee Chair Brataas reported that the committee met in closed session to hear an update on labor negotiations.
b. Educational Policy Committee
d. Audit Committee
e. Joint Personnel Policy and Educational Policy Committee
Michael Vekich, Chair
Recorded by Inge Chapin