April 17, 2002 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Inter Faculty Organization Contract Approval

The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2001-2003 labor agreement with the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Winona State University Land Acquisition

The Board of Trustees approved the acquisition of 549 Winona Street and 1223 West Howard Street, Winona, Minnesota by Winona State University subject to completion of due diligence requirements.

Program Closures: St. Paul Technical College

The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Paul Technical College to close programs.

Appointment of External Auditors for Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Northwest Technical College, St. Cloud State University, and Winona State University

The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of two public accounting firms, Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP, and Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., to serve as external auditors for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The firm of Larson, Allen Weishair & Co., LLP, will serve as external auditor for Minnesota State University, Mankato, St. Cloud State University and Winona State University. The firm of Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., will serve as external auditor for Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Northwest Technical College. The scope of these audit services shall include an annual audit of the general financial statements of the above mentioned colleges and universities. The term of this appointment begins upon execution of contracts and shall continue to fulfill external auditing needs for the three fiscal years from June 30, 2002 through 2004.

The Board of Trustees authorized the Executive Director of Internal Auditing and the Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer to negotiate contracts with Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP, consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated February 27, 2002, and Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated February 25, 2002.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 1A.2, Part 5, Subpart C. Personnel Policy Committee

The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 1A.2, Part. 5, Subpart C, Personnel Policy Committee.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.12 Academic Program Suspension and Reinstatement

The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 3.12 Academic Program Suspension and Reinstatement.

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