Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of five new members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universites (MnSCU) Board of Trustees and the reappointment of one member. Under statute, the Board must include one member from each of the state’s congressional districts; the other members are appointed to represent the state at-large. Members are appointed to a term of six years. The Board must include three members who are students at an institution governed by the Board, and each of the student members are appointed to a two-year term.
Governor Dayton said, “I selected these six Minnesotans from a group of outstanding applicants, because of their energy, enthusiasm, and proven commitments to the mission of MnSCU. They will be strong supporters of Chancellor Rosenstone’s important new initiatives.”
Governor Dayton’s appointments to the Board:
MnSCU is governed by a 15-member Board that is 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 governor’s appointments to the Board are with the advice and consent of the Senate.