Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Board of Trustees

April 21, 2004 Board Meeting
Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Appointment of President of Alexandria Technical College

The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of Chancellor McCormick, appointed Dr. Kevin J. Kopischke as president of Alexandria Technical College, effective June 1, 2004, subject to the completion of an employment contract, which the Board authorized the Chancellor to negotiate in consultation with the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Human Resources Policy Committee in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators (view board action item).

Presidential Emeritus Status

Upon the recommendation of Chancellor McCormick, the Board of Trustees conferred emeritus status upon Thomas J. Horak, president of Normandale Community College, effective upon his retirement on July 11, 2004 (view board action item).

St. Cloud Technical College Mission Approval

The Board of Trustees approved St. Cloud Technical College's vision, mission, purposes and array of awards (view board action item).

Proposed Board Policy 1B.3, Sexual Violence Policy

The Board of Trustees approved the proposed Board Policy 1B.3, Sexual Violence Policy.

Appointment of Principal External Auditor for FY 2004-2006

The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd to serve as principal external auditor for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The principal auditor is responsible for providing audit services of the following:

  • System-wide financial statements,
  • Revenue Fund financial statements, and
  • Federal Financial Assistance.

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, 2004 through 2006.

The Board of Trustees authorized the Executive Director of Internal Auditing and the Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer to negotiate contracts with Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated February 23, 2004 (view board action item).

Additional Measures Recommended for System-Level Accountability Framework

The Board of Trustees approved that the Office of the Chancellor shall develop core and contextual measures consistent with recommendations of the System-Level Accountability Drafting Team. A schedule for developing the measures shall be adopted in June 2004 when the availability of budget resources for this project is known (view board action item).

Real Property Transfer and Acquisition

The Board of Trustees approved (view board action item):

  1. The transfer of custodial control of "Parcel" from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on behalf of Rochester Community and Technical College, subject to the completion of all necessary due diligence requirements and approval of all documents by the Attorney General's Office.
  2. The acquisition of 515 and 519 Main Street by Winona State University using Revenue Fund bond proceeds, subject to the completion of all necessary due diligence requirements and approval of all documents by the Attorney General's Office.