April 20, 2005

Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Appointment of Interim President of Hennepin Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of Chancellor McCormick to appoint Ronald V. Kraft as interim president of Hennepin Technical College effective July 1, 2005, and authorized the Chancellor to negotiate an employment agreement 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.

Appointment of Interim President of Northland Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of Chancellor McCormick to appoint James R. Davis as interim president of Northland Community and Technical College effective August 1, 2005, and authorizes the Chancellor to negotiate an employment agreement 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.

Appointment of External Auditors for Bemidji State University; Minnesota State Community and Technical College; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Saint Cloud State University; and Winona State University (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of three public accounting firms, Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP, Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., and Virchow, Krause and Company, LLP to serve as external auditors for six colleges and universities. The firm of Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP, will serve as external auditor for Minnesota State University , Mankato , Minnesota State University Moorhead , and Winona State University . The firm of Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., will serve as external auditor for Bemidji State University and Minnesota State Community and Technical College . The firm of Virchow, Krause and Company, LLP will serve as external auditor for St. Cloud State University. The scope of these audit services shall include an annual audit of the general financial statements of t he above mentioned colleges and universities. The term of these appointments begins upon execution of contracts and shall continue to fulfill external auditing needs for the three fiscal years from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007.

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 March 4, 2005, Kern DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated March 2, 2005, and Virchow, Krause and Company, LLP, consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated March 4, 2005.

Proposed Repeal of Carry Forward Technical College Policy 2.3.8.0 Technical Education Guarantee (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved the repeal of Carry Forward Technical College Policy 2.3.8.0 Technical Education Guarantee.

Proposed Repeal of Carry Forward Community College Policy III.02.10 Diplomas (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved the repeal of Carry Forward Community College Policy III.02.10 Diplomas.

FY 2006 Revenue Fund Fees and Spending Plan (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 2006 finance plans and associated fees for resident hall/dining services, student unions, and parking facilities of the Revenue Fund. The Board of Trustees also approves the increase in the ceiling of the Facility Fee from $260 to $280. The Board of Trustees also approved contracts in connection with the FY 2006 Revenue Fund spending plan over one million dollars.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College Renovation and Demolition Contract (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved Minneapolis and Community Technical College entering into a construction and demolition contract estimated at $1,043,000 for renovation work on the former Bill Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) property.

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