Posted: April 21, 2005

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

News Release from the Office of Governor Tim Pawlenty

Saint Paul - Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Carol C. Ley to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State College and University System.

Carol C. Ley, of Alexandria, is currently enrolled as a full-time student at Alexandria Technical College. In May 2005, she is scheduled to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Marketing and Sales Management. Ley has been named to the Dean's List and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges. She has also served as a Vice President of Business Partnerships for the Minnesota chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX). Ley is a member of her Student Senate and participated as a student representative on the search team for a new college president at Alexandria Technical College.

Ley also currently works as the Membership Coordinator at the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. She had a twenty year career as a Clerk/Phlebotomist at the Douglas County Hospital Laboratory in Alexandria. Ley resides in Alexandria with her family. She is appointed to the Board seat for a Technical College Student. Ley will serve a term which ends June 30, 2006. She replaces Vincent Ijioma on the Board.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor. The Board has policy responsibility for system planning, academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and rules and regulations. The Board appoints the system's chancellor and presidents of the state colleges and universities.