November 19 , 2008 | Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

FY 2010-2011 Biennial Operating Budget Request
The Board of Trustees is committed to providing high-quality, accessible education at all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The Board strongly urges the state of Minnesota to support the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 2010-2011 biennial operating budget request as illustrated in Table 2A. This budget request builds in a modest tuition increase that supports the Board of Trustees' interest in affordability and accessibility. The Board of Trustees is committed to providing the System's colleges and universities with the ability to generate sufficient financial resources to provide a quality and competitive education to the learners of today. The Board of Trustees will seek the removal of all possible legal and policy barriers that hamper that goal. Final tuition decisions will be made at the conclusion of the 2009 legislative session.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Board of Trustees approved the final 2010-2011 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities biennial operating budget request for transmittal to Minnesota Management and Budget. The Chancellor is requested to provide periodic updates on the progress of the budget through the executive and legislative branch review and approval process.

Authorization of Leadership Employment Agreements
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Human Resources Committee, to enter into employment agreements with presidents and vice chancellors whose agreements expire in 2008-09.

Bemidji State University Facility Lease
The Board of Trustees approved the lease of the Bemidji Events Center, subject to final approval of lease terms as outlined in Exhibit B by the Chancellor or his designee.

Review and Release of Audited Financial Statements
The Board of Trustees approved the release of the Fiscal Year 2008 Audited Financial Statements as submitted.

Alexandria Technical College Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Alexandria Technical College's proposed new vision, mission, purposes and array of awards.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Anoka-Ramsey Community College's proposed new vision, mission, purposes and array of awards.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Minnesota State Community and Technical College's proposed new vision, mission, purposes and array of awards.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Minnesota West Community and Technical College's proposed new vision, mission, purposes and array of awards.

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