October 1996 Board Meeting Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


MnSCU-Akita Report
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chancellor Eaton's report and recommendation (dated October 7, 1996) to continue the Akita campus.

1997 Legislative Agenda
With one abstention (Morrie Anderson), the Board of Trustees authorized the staff to proceed within this legislative framework to build support for future MnSCU initiatives. The 1997 Legislative Agenda will be brought back to the board for final action as part of a detailed review of the biennial budget request.

President - Itasca Community College
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chancellor Eaton's recommendation to appoint Dr. Joseph Sertich to the position of President of Itasca Community College.

Click here to see the news release announcing Joseph Sertich's appointment.

Proposed Policy 4.4 - Weather/Emergency Closings
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed MnSCU policy 4.4 which gives the authority to cancel classes due to weather conditions or other emergencies with the college or university president or president's designee. Language in the first line of the policy was amended to include "or other emergencies" after the word "conditions." A copy of the written procedures shall be filed with the Chancellor on or before Friday, October 18, 1996. Date of implementation is October 16, 1996.

Proposed Policy 3.18 - Honorary Degrees
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed MnSCU policy 3.18 Honorary Degree and repeals State University carry-forward policy 4.6, Honorary Degree Policies.

Naming of Multi-college District for the Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Vermilion Community College
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Chancellor's recommendation to establish the name Laurentian Community and Technical College District for the multi-college district of Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Vermilion Community College.

Click here to see the news release about the Laurentian name change.

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