November 24, 1997 - Williams Named to Mnscu Board of Trustees; Iron Range Executive And Former PCA Commissioner
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Charles "Chuck" Williams, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from 1991 to 1996, was named by the Governor to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Williams will complete the term of William Ulland, Duluth, who resigned from the board.
Williams is now vice president of internal and external affairs for EVTAC Mining, Eveleth. Prior to his service as PCA head, he was the executive director of Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, Duluth, and superintendent of mechanical maintenance at Reserve Mining Company, Silver Bay.
"We are pleased to welcome Chuck Williams to the board," said Morris Anderson, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. "He brings an important perspective as we look at non-traditional educational opportunities for students and employees in Northern Minnesota and around the state."
Williams is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a bachelor's degree in industrial education. He was a shop teacher in Maryland early in his career and is committed to the promotion of vocational-technical education.
MnSCU is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota campuses and includes community colleges, technical colleges, comprehensive community and technical colleges and state universities. The system serves approximately 145,000 students in the fall quarter and a total non-duplicated headcount for a full academic year of about 230,000 students. MnSCU has 53 campuses around the state and a campus in Akita, Japan.