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Presentation to Nellie Stone Johnson
The Board of Trustees commended Nellie Stone Johnson for the recent publication of her book, "The Life of an Activist," and presented her with a certificate of commendation from Governor Ventura.

Acceptance of Environmental Scan of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
The Board of Trustees accepted the "Environmental Scan Report" by Lee Kerschner, Ph.D.

Appointment of Interim Executive Director/Board Secretary
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Penny Harris Reynen as Interim Executive Director/Board Secretary, effective May 1, 2000.

Selection of Executive Search Firm for Chancellor Search
The Board of Trustees approved the selection of A.T. Kearney, Inc. to assist in the chancellor search.

Appointment of Search Advisory Committee Members
The Board of Trustees approved the Slate Advisory Committee's recommendations of the following members to serve on the Search Advisory Committee for Chancellor:

Faculty (3): Larry Oveson, president, Minnesota Community College Faculty Association (MCCFA)
Jim Pehler, Inter Faculty Organization (IFO)
Ed Schones, president, United Technical College Educators (UTCE)
Presidents (2): Sharon Grossbach, Hennepin Technical College
Roland Barden, Moorhead State University
Students (2): Michael J. Redlinger, state chair-elect, Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA)

Justin Wallin, president, Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA)
Governor (1): Peter Rodosovich, executive director, University Branch YMCA
MN State Senate (1): Yet to be appointed - can be approved by Executive Committee
MN House Rep (1): David Olson, president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Business Community/ Foundations (1): Cheryl Dickson, president/executive director, Minnesota Humanities Commission
MnSCU Staff (1): Dolores Fridge, associate vice chancellor, equal opportunity and diversity
Other MnSCU Labor Unions (1): Karen Foreman, president, AFSCME Council 6, AFL-CIO
Trustees (2): Mary Choate
Jim A. Luoma

University Center Rochester Technology Project - Schematic Design
The Board of Trustees approved the schematic design of the University Center Rochester Technology Project.

Office of the Legislative Auditor Fiscal Year 1999 Statewide Audit management Letter
The Board of Trustees accepted the Legislative Auditor's management letter from the Fiscal Year 1999 Statewide Audit.

Program Approval: AAS, Agricultural Processing Plant Technology, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Minnesota West Community and Technical College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Processing Plan Technology at Granite Falls. Program implementation is August 1, 2000.

Program Approval: AS, Technical Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Central Lakes College to offer an Associate in Science in Technical Theatre. Program implementation is April 20, 2000.

Program Approval: AAS, Network Administration and Technology; Diploma, Network Administration and Technology; Certificate, Network Administration and Technology--CISCO, and Certificate, Network Administration and Technology--Microsoft; Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, Red Wing and Winona
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical to offer a new AAS and a diploma in Network Administration and Technology and two certificates, Network Administration and Technology -- CISCO and Network Administration and Technology -- Microsoft, at Red Wing and Winona.

Mission Review: Central Lakes College
The Board of Trustees approved Central Lakes College mission, purposes and vision.