May 1998 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Appointment of President, Inver Hills Community College
The Board of Trustees approved Chancellor Anderson's recommendation and appointed Dr. Cheryl Frank as president of Inver Hills Community College, effective May 20, 1998.

Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators
The Board of Trustees did not take action on the Personnel Plan for MnSCU administrators, as submitted. The plan will be reviewed at the June meeting.

Program Approval - Diploma: Greenhouse Specialist, Riverland Community College, at the Waseca Federal Correctional Institute
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Riverland Community College, a Technical and Community College, to offer a 30-credit Greenhouse Specialist diploma at the Waseca Federal Correctional Institute. Program implementation will be in August 1998.

Program Approval-Diploma: Electrician, Ridgewater College, Willmar Campus
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Ridgewater College, a Community and Technical College, to offer an Electrician diploma at the Willmar campus. Program implementation will be August 1998.

Approval of Northeast Minnesota Colleges' Mission Statements:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; Hibbing Community College, A Technical and Community College; Itasca Community College; Lake Superior College; The Laurentian Community and Technical College District; and Rainy River Community College
The Board of Trustees approved the mission statements of the six colleges in northeast Minnesota.

Resolution Establishing an Account for Regular Repair and Maintenance
The Board of Trustees approved the recommended motion directing the Chancellor to develop policies and procedures requiring each campus to establish budgets for facilities maintenance and repair. These policies must be based on the guidelines established by the Commissioner of Finance, in consultation with the Commissioner of Administration, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Regents of the University of Minnesota. These policies must require each campus to annually allocate and dedicate the amounts necessary to maintain the institution's facilities and to periodically report on actual expenditures. The date of implementation is July 1, 1998.

FY1999 Tuition and Fees Recommendation
The Board of Trustees approved a Systemwide tuition increase of 2.9 percent for 1998-99. The MnSCU Board also approved proposals from Bemidji State University, Mankato State University and Winona State University to charge a flat tuition rate for students who take between 12 and 18 credits. Click here for approved fee amounts.

Student Association Fees: Minnesota State College Student Association and Minnesota State University Student Association
The Board of Trustees endorsed the establishment of the Minnesota State College Student Association fee at $ .23 per semester credit.

The Board of Trustees also endorsed the increase of the Minnesota State University Student Association fee at $ .33 per semester credit, with the provision that if enrollments are flat or decline then the fees would be in effect for a period of not less than three years (1999-2001), and if enrollments increase then the fees would be in effect for a period of not less than five years (1999-2003).

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