May 2, 2012
Applicants for MnSCU Board of Trustees Requested by Governor DaytonContact: Katharine Tinucci
Saint Paul, MN – Governor Dayton is asking for applicants to serve as members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Board of Trustees. The Board governs the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and its related property in an effort to meet the needs of students for occupation, general, baccalaureate, and graduate education.
Board members are responsible for system planning, academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and rules and regulations.
Governor Dayton appoints four members to serve six-year terms. A Second Congressional District seat and a Sixth Congressional District seat are available as well as two at-large seats. Congressional district seats are as established by the 2000 census.
Those interested in serving should submit an “Open Appointments” application along with a letter of interest and a resume for consideration to the board. Application forms can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.mn.us.
Application materials should be sent to the Governor’s Office, Room 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155 or via email to email@example.com.
For inquiries concerning applications to the board, please contact Tiffany Orth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the MnSCU Board of Trustees, please visit www.mnscu.edu.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system includes 24 two-year community and technical colleges and seven state universities. It is the fifth largest higher education system of its kind in the United States. Each year, more than 420,000 students from all walks of life attend MnSCU colleges and universities for undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate and diploma programs, training and retraining classes and courses to enrich their lives. MnSCU educates:
- 63 percent of Minnesota’s undergraduates;
- 49 percent of the state’s new teaching graduates;
- More than 80 percent of new nursing, construction trades, law enforcement and mechanics graduates; and
- 9,000 firefighters and emergency first responders each year.
These are recent high school graduates, adult learners, workers and professionals retooling to meet the current and future needs of Minnesota’s businesses. More than 80 percent of MnSCU graduates stay in Minnesota to work or continue their education. Nearly 86 percent of MnSCU graduates get jobs related to their field of study. In addition, MnSCU partners with 6,000 employers throughout the state to provide customized training to 122,000 employees, helping to ensure that these Minnesota companies remain competitive. MnSCU delivers the most affordable and cost effective higher education option in Minnesota.
Minnesota's 31 state community and technical colleges, and universities serve more than 420,000 students across the state.