January 1999 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Appointment of President of Northwest Technical College

The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Ronald A. Swanson as president of Northwest Technical College effective February 16, 1999, under the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators.

 

Program Approval: BS (Teaching), Child and Family Studies, St. Cloud State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Cloud State University to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies. Program implementation is scheduled for Fall 1999.

Program Approval: BA, Law and Society, Winona State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Winona State University to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society. Program implementation is scheduled for Fall 1999.

Program Approval: AAS, Networking and Microcomputer Engineering Technologies; Diploma, Networking and Microcomputer Technologies--Microsoft; Diploma, Networking and Microcomputer Technologies-- Novell; Certificate, Network Administration--Novell; and Certificate, Network Administration--Microsoft; Pine Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Pine Technical College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Networking and Microcomputer Engineering Technologies; two diplomas: Networking and Microcomputer Technologies--Microsoft, and Networking and Microcomputer Technologies--Novell; and two certificates: Network Administration--Novell, and Network Administration--Microsoft. Program implementation is scheduled for August 1, 1999.

Program Approval: Diploma, Community Supports for People with Disabilities; and Certificate, Community Supports for People with Disabilities, Alexandria Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Alexandria Technical College to offer a diploma in Community Supports for People with Disabilities and a certificate in Community Supports for People with Disabilities. Program implementation is scheduled for January 1999.

Mission Reviews: Rochester Community and Technical College and Winona State University
The Board of Trustees approved the mission statements of Rochester Community and Technical College and Winona State University.

Supplemental Reports-FY2000-2001 Biennial Operating Budget Request
The Board of Trustees approved the FY2000-2001 legislative reports required for submission with the FY2000- 2001 biennial budget request.

Hibbing Community College Gift Acceptance
The Board of Trustees accepted the gift of real property, identified as a 25,000 square foot mining shop building plus 20 surrounding acres of land from an anonymous donor, and 80 acres of land from the Hibbing Taconite Company. The acceptance of these gifts is contingent upon meeting the requirements in MnSCU Policy 8.1, Part 4, Subpart B.

Minnesota State University, Mankato - Taylor Center Project
The Board of Trustees accepted the gift from the Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation to construct a building on campus to be named Taylor Center. The Board gratefully acknowledged the lead gift of $8 million from Mankato Alumnus Glen Taylor, and directed the Chancellor to prepare the necessary documents to seek legislative approval for construction of the Taylor Center on State property. The Board also approved the schematic design as presented, subject to the Foundation completing design and construction in accordance with MnSCU standards and transfer of ownership of the Taylor Center to the State upon completion of construction.

1999 Special Capital Projects Legislative Request
The Board of Trustees approved the 1999 Special Capital Projects Legislative Request as outlined in the report in the Board meeting materials (pages 142- 177) and directed the Chancellor to prepare the necessary documents for submission to the Governor and Department of Finance.

Annual Gifts and Grants Report
The Board of Trustees accepted the FY1998 Gifts and Grants Report consistent with Board Policy 8.1.
In FY1998, MnSCU institutions and their foundations received over $67 million, an increase of 26% over FY1997.

CPA Audit of Revenue Fund
The Board of Trustees accepted the Larson Allen Weishair & Co. LLP audit report and related management letter on the Revenue Fund financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998.

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