March 19, 2008 | Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

FY 2009 Operating Budget Including Tuition and Fees
The Board of Trustees postponed taking action on the FY 2009 Operating Budget, Including Tuition and Fees until their meeting on May 21, 2008.

Appointment of President of Minnesota West Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Richard Shrubb as president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College effective July 1, 2008, subject to the completion of an employment agreement. The Board authorized the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Human Resources Committee, to negotiate and execute an employment agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators.

Appointment of President of Northeast Higher Education District
The Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Mary S. Collins as president of the Northeast Higher Education District effective July 1, 2008, subject to the completion of an employment agreement. The Board authorized the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Human Resources Committee, to negotiate and execute an employment agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators.

Appointment of Interim President of Hennepin Technical College
The Board of Trustees appointed Marvin K. Patterson as interim president of Hennepin Technical College effective March 19, 2008, subject to the completion of an employment agreement. The Board authorizes the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Human Resources Committee, to negotiate and execute an employment agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators.

Appointment of Interim President of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
The Board of Trustees appointed Larry Anderson as interim president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College effective July 1, 2008, subject to the completion of an employment agreement. The Board authorizes the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Human Resources Committee, to negotiate and execute an employment agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators.

Approval of the Minnesota State College Faculty Bargaining Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2007-2009 labor agreement with the Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF), contingent upon ratification by the MSCF unit, and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Approval of the Inter Faculty Organization Bargaining Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2007-2009 labor agreement with the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO), and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Strategic Plan Summary Revision
The Board of Trustees adopted the revised Strategic Plan Summary and authorized staff to revise the text to conform to the changes.

Approval of Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Five Year State Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the Minnesota Five-Year State Career and Technical Education Plan for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Construction Contract
The Board of Trustees approved the capital project to renovate Crawford Residence Hall, A and B Wings, on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Winona State University Laptop Program
The Board of Trustees approved the execution of a five-year lease financing contract with Merrimak Capital totaling $28.4 million to provide lease financing to participants in Winona State University's Laptop Program. The Board delegated execution of the contract to the Chancellor or his designee.

Selection of External Auditors for Institutional Financial Statement Audits
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., and Virchow, Krause and Company, LLP to serve as external auditors for six colleges and universities. The firm of Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd. will serve as external auditor for Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Winona State University. The firm of Virchow, Krause and Company, LLP will serve as external auditor for St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University, and Minnesota State Community & 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 these appointments begins upon execution of contracts and shall continue to fulfill external auditing needs for the three fiscal years from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010.

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 14, 2008, and Virchow, Krause and Company, LLP, consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated February 28, 2008.

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