Thursday, February 20, 2003
World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

Trustees Present: Mary Choate, Chair; Will Antell, Andrew Boss, Daniel Coborn, Cheryl Dickson, Ivan Dusek, Clarence Hightower, Robert Hoffman, Jim Luoma, David Paskach, Michael Redlinger, Ann Curme Shaw, and Shaun Williams

Absent: Vincent Ijioma and Lew Moran



  1. Call to Order
    Chair Choate called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. and reported that a quorum was present. There were no changes to the agenda.

  2. Information Regarding Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Interest In Offering Baccalaureate Degrees
    Senior Vice Chancellor Linda Baer explained that Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will introduce legislative language this session that would permit a change in the college's mission so that it could offer a limited number of baccalaureate degrees. If the legislation is approved, the Board of Trustees would need to approve a change in the college's mission. The Office of the Chancellor has been consulted by the college leadership about the proposed legislative language. The purpose of this briefing was to apprise the Board of Trustees of the intended language prior to its introduction as a bill. Jack Briggs, the former president of FDLTCC, mentioned the development of baccalaureate degree offerings when the Board of Trustees met on the campus in October 17, 2001.

    Trustees requested information on several issues, including the rationale for a new approach to American Indian education, collaboration with other institutions, readiness and accreditation, financial issues, implications for other institutions, and faculty union concerns. Senior Vice Chancellor Baer noted that the information will be forthcoming at the March Board meeting.

  3. Other Business
    There was no other business to come before the Board of Trustees.

  4. Adjournment
    Chair Choate adjourned the meeting by consensus at 12:43 p.m.

Recorded by Ingeborg K. Chapin
Board Secretary