Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Board of Trustees

March 16, 2005

Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Appointment of President of Winona State University (PDF)
The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of Chancellor McCormick, appointed Dr. Judith A. Ramaley as President of Winona State University effective July 18, 2005, 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.

South Central Technical College Mission Change (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved the request by South Central Technical College to change its mission to become a comprehensive two-year college. The new mission is, " South Central College provides comprehensive higher education for employment and continuous learning to promote individual growth and economic development."

Southwest Minnesota State University Student Housing Proposal (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved Southwest Minnesota State University entering into the initial 10-year lease valued at $6,737,000 for student housing facilities from the Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation, with three (3) consecutive five-year renewal options. Approval is contingent upon final review and approval of the Lease and Operating Agreement by the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Chancellor.

Resident Tuition for Undocumented Students Living in Minnesota (PDF)
The Board of Trustees supports legislation that will allow students who have attended high school in Minnesota for at least two years and who have either graduated from a Minnesota high school or attained a GED certificate in Minnesota to qualify for resident tuition rates; provided that this legislation does not conflict with federal laws.

Saint Paul College District Energy Contract (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved Saint Paul College entering into a 25-year contract valued at $5,999,942 with District Energy Saint Paul, Inc. to provide heating services to the college. The approval is contingent upon final review and approval of the contract documents by the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the ChancellorThe Board of Trustees approved Saint Paul College entering into a 25-year contract valued at $5,999,942 with District Energy Saint Paul, Inc. to provide heating services to the college. The approval is contingent upon final review and approval of the contract documents by the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Chancellor.

Interagency Agreement with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) (PDF)
The Board of Trustees approved the execution of an Interagency Agreement between the Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, subject to the completion of successful negotiations, all necessary due diligence requirements and approval of all documents by the Attorney General's Office.