September 1997 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


MnSCU Board of Trustees Elect New Officers
The MnSCU Board of Trustees elected the following officers at their annual meeting: Michael Vekich as chair, Christine Fritsche as vice chair, Denise Stephens as secretary, and Stephen L. Maxwell as treasurer for a one-year term, effective October 1, 1997. Michael Vekich replaces William Ulland, who served as chair since October 1996. The other officers will begin serving their second terms on October 1, 1997.

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Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chancellor Anderson's recommendation for senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and appointed Dr. Linda Baer to the position, effective November 3, 1997. Dr. Baer is currently the senior vice president for academic and student affairs at Bemidji State University, and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University.

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Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chancellor Anderson's recommendation and appointed William Tschida as vice chancellor for human resources, effective November 3, 1997. For the past twenty-one years, Mr. Tschida has served as human resource director at St. Cloud State University, and has a master's degree from St. Cloud State University.

Provost, University Center Rochester
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Dale Bower as provost, University Center Rochester. The University Center Rochester represents a unique collaboration between MnSCU and the University of Minnesota, whose Board of Regents also approved the appointment of Dr. Bower, effective November 15, 1997, Dr. Bower is currently the vice president of academic affairs at the State University of New York College of Technology in Canton, New York.

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Appointment of Director of Internal Audit
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of John G. Asmussen as the executive director of internal auditing, effective November 1, 1997. Mr. Asmussen is currently the deputy legislative auditor, financial audit division of the Office of the Legislative Auditor, and has worked with the legislative auditor's office for twenty-one years.

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Mankato State University Land Sale
The Board of Trustees approved, on behalf of Mankato State University, the sale of 2.66 acres of land in the amount of $14,000 and the granting of a permanent easement to the city of Mankato. The purpose of the sale is to construct a detention basin for completion of the Highland area drainage district near the campus.

Program Approval: Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Biology --Metropolitan State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Metropolitan State University to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Biology. The program is scheduled to start in the fall of 1998.

Program Approval: Master of Science in Public and Nonprofit Institutions - St. Cloud State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Cloud State University to offer a Master of Science in Public and Nonprofit Institutions. The program is scheduled to start in the fall of 1997.

Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.9 Licensure of Technical College Faculty
The Board of Trustees approved an amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.9, Licensure of Technical College Faculty, Vocational Technical Instructors and Licensure of Technical College Faculty. The amendment adopts policies for licensure of teaching personnel in technical colleges and for vocational technical instructors teaching outside the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Tuition Waivers for Wards of the State
The Board of Trustees approved a tuition waiver for wards of the state by authorizing presidents to waive tuition for persons under the age of 21 who are under the guardianship of the commissioner of human services in accordance with procedures established by the chancellor.

Meeting Calendar - 1997-1998
The Board of Trustees approved the following meeting dates:

  • October 21-22, 1997
  • November 18-19, 1997
  • December 16-17, 1997
  • January 20-21, 1997
  • March 17-18, 1997
  • April 21-22, 1997
  • May 19-20, 1997
  • June 16-17, 1997
  • July 21-22, 1997
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