April 20, 2017
Greg Toutges, Disability Resource Center Director, received the 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award presented by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees yesterday, April 19, 2017.
During the luncheon, seven award nominees from Minnesota State universities, along with 31 Outstanding Educators from colleges throughout the state, were recognized by the Board of Trustees.
The Professional Excellence in Service Award acknowledges outstanding service to our universities and to the Minnesota State system. It recognizes the key role service faculty fulfill at our system’s universities in advising and counseling students; in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students; in residential life programming; in facilitation of student groups and student leadership; and other involvement in university and community activities. Read the rest of this entry →
February 23, 2017
On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of the Honorable George W. Soule to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota State Board of Trustees. Mr. Soule is replacing Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and his term will expire on June 30, 2018.
“George Soule has had a very distinguished career bringing justice and opportunity to people throughout Minnesota,” said Gov. Dayton. “I believe that Mr. Soule will bring this dedication to ensuring excellent higher education and career training opportunities for all students at Minnesota State.”
George W. Soule is a judge of the White Earth Tribal Court of Appeals and a founding partner of Soule & Stull LLC, where he is a civil trial attorney handling cases involving product liability, commercial, and negligence claims. Previously, he was a founding and managing partner at Bowman and Brooke LLP, and an associate at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett. Judge Soule earned his B.A. from Moorhead State University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Read the rest of this entry →
November 17, 2016
“Urgent situation” requires increased revenue, reduced costs, and restoration of financial support from the state of Minnesota
With the colleges and universities of Minnesota State under significant and increasing financial pressure, the chancellor of Minnesota State identified for the Board of Trustees a series of strategies and goals that are required to ensure that Minnesota’s largest system of higher education is financially sustainable in the long run. Read the rest of this entry →
July 11, 2016
Proposed changes to the allocation framework have been presented to Minnesota State Board of Trustees and are now out for review and consultation. As part of the review and consultation process, the system office will be hosting several WebEx sessions over the next three months to review the recommendations, answer questions and solicit feedback. All Minnesota State faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one or more of the sessions. Read the rest of this entry →