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Two views on Dayton’s role in MnSCU agreement

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:48:08 +0000

In January, both sides downplayed its significance.

Letter to lawmakers criticizes regents’ oversight

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 22:51:39 +0000

It says the Board of Regents has not been the watchdog it should be in problematic drug-trial cases.

Gov appoints MnSCU trustees; wants transparency

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:18:08 +0000

This week, Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointments of six new and returning trustees to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. In his announcement, he sounds like he’s not that pleased with revelations about how MnSCU handles contracts for its chancellor and outside vendors: I expect these new members, and the entire Board,…

MnSCU board to approve future chancellor contracts

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:38:35 +0000

Trustees of Minnesota’s state-run colleges and universities are trying to inject some transparency into how they handle contracts. Today they voted to formally approve all future employment contracts for their chancellor, including changes made to existing contracts. The change in policy comes after reports last month that former board Chairman Clarence Hightower had quietly signed…

Dayton appoints five new MnSCU trustees

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:51:18 +0000

This announcement just came in from the governor’s office. I’ve restructured it to get the most interesting stuff up top: Governor Dayton appoints members to MnSCU Board of Trustees 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…

Bill would ban ex-legislators from Regents, Trustees for two years

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:44:40 +0000

This state House bill was just submitted today — one that would ban former legislators from becoming a MnSCU trustee or University of Minnesota regent for two years after leaving office. Nice timing, considering the University of Minnesota Board of Regents will probably discuss concerns of regent Steve Sviggum’s potential conflict-of-interest issue at its regular…

Student who walked 95 miles to Capitol is MnSCU trustee

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:34:19 +0000

One of the students who twice made a 95-mile trek from Minnesota State University – Mankato to the Capitol to boost political support for higher education has become a trustee of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. Brett Anderson was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to a two-year term that expires June 30,…