Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, September 22, 1999
World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Trustees Present: Nancy Brataas, Kathleen Caffey, Brent A. Calhoun, Mary Choate, Daniel G. Coborn, David Erickson, Robert Erickson, Christine Fritsche, Jim A. Luoma, Joann Splonskowski, James Wafler, Michael Vekich, Chair.
Trustees Absent: Andrew Boss, Archie D. Chelseth, Dennis Dotson
a. Introduction of New Trustees
Chair Vekich introduced two new trustees appointed by Governor Ventura: Trustee Joann Splonskowski, representing Technical College students, and Trustee Brent A. Calhoun, representing State University students.
b. Approval of Meeting Minutes
c. Approval of 1999-2000 Meeting Calendar
There was a correction to the December 1999 dates shown in the proposed 1999-2000 Meeting Calendar.
Trustee David Erickson moved approval of the corrected 1999-2000 Meeting Calendar. Trustee Wafler seconded and the motion carried without dissent.
The 1999-2000 meeting dates are:
October 6, 1999, Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat
October 19-20, 1999, Board Meeting, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
November 3, 1999, Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat
November 16-17, 1999, Board Meeting
December 1, 1999, Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat
December 14-15, 1999, Board Meeting
January 5, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting
January 18-19, 2000, Board Meeting
February 2, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat
February 15-16, 2000, Board Meeting
March 1, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting
March 22-23, 2000 Board Meeting
April 5, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat
April 18-19, 2000, Board Meeting
May 3, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting
May 16-17, 2000, Board Meeting
June 7, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting and Board Retreat
June 20-21, 2000, Board Meeting
July 5, 2000, Executive Committee Meeting
July 18-19, 2000, Board Meeting
August, 2000, No Meeting
September 19-20, 2000, Board Meeting
d. Election of Officers
Chair Vekich announced that Trustee Fritsche would preside over the election of officers. The candidates are Michael Vekich, chair; Robert Erickson, vice chair; Nancy Brataas, treasurer; and Robert J. McFarlin, secretary. There were no nominations from the floor.
Trustee Fritsche moved to suspend the rules of Board Policy 1A.2, part 4, subpart D. Election of Officers, in order to allow one vote for the full slate of officer candidates. Trustee Choate seconded and the motion carried without dissent.
Trustee Fritsche moved the slate of candidates listed above. Trustee Choate seconded and the motion carried without dissent.
e. Report of the Executive Committee, September 1, 1999
Chair Vekich reported that the Executive Committee met on September 1.
Chair Vekich announced that he has been asked to serve on an advisory committee of board chairs by the Association of Governing Boards.
The Association of Community College Trustees will hold their annual meeting October 13-16, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chair Vekich, Trustee Brataas, and Chancellor will attend the conference
The Board of Trustees acknowledged and thanked Michael Nesdahl for his service on behalf of Minnesota students during his tenure as a trustee over the past two years.
Chair Vekich recognized the accomplishments of the MnSCU System Office and central staff over the past year. Highlights include: creation of an appeals process for student transfer issues; adoption of a new allocation model; collaborative agreements with the University of Minnesota and K-12 schools; the Metro Academic Plan; and numerous awards won by MnSCU for marketing/public relations at the state, regional and national levels.
Chair Vekich commented that along with Chancellor Anderson, President Grossbach, Hennepin Technical College President, and MnSCU customized training staff, he will present an overview of the targeted industry programs at the annual Association of Community College Trustees in Atlanta this fall. The American Marketing Association has selected a paper by MnSCU on strategic marketing for a higher education system for presentation at its national meeting in New Orleans in November.
b. Educational Policy Committee
Committee Chair Brataas reported that the committee met in closed session to discuss presidential evaluations.
c. Audit Committee
d. Personnel Policy Committee
Michael Vekich, Chair
Recorded by Inge Chapin