March 17, 2010 | Board Meeting Summary


Wells Fargo Place
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Appointment of President of Inver Hills Community College
The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of Chancellor James H. McCormick, appointed Timothy A. Wynes as the President of Inver Hills Community College, effective July 1, 2010, 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 North Hennepin Community College
The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of Chancellor James H. McCormick, appointed John J. O'Brien as the President of North Hennepin Community College, effective July 1, 2010, 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.

Proposed Amendments to Board Policy 2.6, Intercollegiate Athletics and Board Policy 3.30 College Program Advisory Committees
The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to Policy 2.6 Intercollegiate Athletics and Policy 3.30 College Advisory Program Committees.

Proposed Amendments to Board Policies: 5.14 Procurement and Contracts; 5.22 Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources; 7.4 Financial Reporting; and 7.7 Gifts and Grants Acceptance
The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to Policy 5.14 Procurement and Contracts; 5.22 Acceptable Use of Computer and Information Technology Resources; 7.4 Financial Reporting; and 7.7 Gifts and Grants Acceptance.

Normandale Community College Mission Statement Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Normandale Community College's vision, mission, purposes, and array of awards.

Select Principal External Audit Firm
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of LarsonAllen 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:

  • Systemwide 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, 2010 through 2012. The Board of Trustees authorized the Executive Director of Internal Auditing and the Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer to negotiate contracts with LarsonAllen consistent with the terms contained in its proposal dated February 23, 2010.

St. Cloud State University National Hockey Center Development Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the development plan for the St. Cloud State University National Hockey Center, specifically the Phase I and Phase 2 construction contracts valued at approximately $11 million and $12.1 million respectively, and the funding agreement between the University and the St. Cloud State University Foundation, valued at approximately $22.6 million. The Chancellor is authorized to negotiate the agreement with the Foundation contingent upon approval of the documents by the Office of the Attorney General.

Resolution Regarding Tobacco Use on College and University Campuses
The Board of Trustees approved the following Resolution Regarding Tobacco Use on College and University Campuses:
Whereas, the dangers of tobacco use have been well documented by the United States Surgeon General since 1964; further, that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has designated environmental tobacco smoke a Class A carcinogen, estimating that exposure causes 3,000 annual lung cancer deaths and finding that passive smoking has significant adverse effects on respiratory health; and
Whereas, the State of Minnesota long has sought to curb the effects of first and second-hand smoking, including passage of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, Minn. Stat. 144.411-.417, in 1975; and
Whereas, the use smokeless tobacco also poses health risks and the risk of nicotine addiction; and
Whereas, students from a number of colleges and universities within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have sought to place more restrictions on smoking and tobacco use on their campuses; and
Whereas, in addition to Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act requirements, at least nine of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have taken steps to ban the use of tobacco products outside campus buildings, on campus grounds, and in vehicles owned or leased by the college or university;
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved That:
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees encourages each college and university to consult with its employees and students about additional steps the institution should take to:
1. Educate employees and students about the danger of tobacco use to themselves and others;
2. Provide information to employees and students about smoking cessation resources available; and
3. Further restrict tobacco use.

 

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