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      Senator Pogemiller Appointed as Director of Office of Higher Education

      Posted on October 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM

      On Friday, Governor Dayton appointed Senator Larry Pogemiller as the new Director of the Office of Higher Education. Senator Pogemiller has been a leading voice in higher education issues through more than three decades of service in the Minnesota Senate.

      Senator Pogemiller’s district includes the University of Minnesota campus. The Star Tribune reported that Governor Dayton emphasized Pogemiller’s opportunity to reshape higher education policy.

      "Senator Pogemiller is one of the smartest, most talented, and most dedicated people I have ever met in public service,” Said Governor Dayton.  “He brings unparalleled experience and expertise in the legislative process and in public policy issues.  He is the perfect choice for the Office of Higher Education at this critical juncture for higher education in Minnesota.”  

      “It is an incredible honor to be asked to join Governor Dayton in his efforts to support our Minnesota higher education institutions in generational quality improvements. I’m extremely excited by the opportunity and cognizant of the challenge of making quality post secondary education affordable. I want to add though, how difficult it is to leave the Minnesota Senate --- an institution I love, and a group of people I admire and deeply respect,” Sen. Pogemiller said.

      To read the full announcement click here.