Public Hearings set on preliminary budget request for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
September 28, 2004
Contact: Melinda Voss, (651) 296-9443, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota's largest public system of higher education invites citizens to weigh in on its preliminary budget request to the legislature for the 2006-2007 biennium. Hearings are scheduled in Mankato Sept. 30 and in Brooklyn Park Oct. 14. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System's Board of Trustees is considering a request for a $66.5 million increase in state appropriations over the next two years to support core educational programs and keep tuition affordable at the system's seven state universities and 25 community and technical colleges.
The public budget hearings will be conducted by the Board of Trustees' Finance and Facilities Policy Committee as follows:
- Thursday, Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m., at Minnesota State University, Mankato, 620 South Road, Centennial Student Union, Room 200-C, Mankato.
- Thursday, Oct. 14, 1-4 p.m., at North Hennepin Community College, Campus Center room 206, 7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park.
Advanced registration is not required to speak at the hearings, but, depending upon the number of people who want to testify, time limits may be imposed. To register in advance to speak, contact Nancy Lamden at 651-297-5579 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Those testifying are asked to bring 20 copies of their testimony.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System serves about 240,000 students annually in credit-based courses and an additional 130,000 students in non-credit courses.
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