MnSCU Board of Trustees to Adopt Recommendations in “Charting the Future for a Prosperous Minnesota”

MnSCU logoBold new path calls for significant collaboration among colleges and universities.

The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will vote on adopting a set of strategic recommendations that call for the 31 colleges and universities to significantly increase collaboration to improve access, increase affordability, and better serve students.

The recommended strategies will position MnSCU to deliver on the three commitments articulated in the Strategic Framework (adopted by the Board of Trustees in January 2012) and effectively address the challenges facing higher education.

Following the board meeting, students, faculty, staff, college/university presidents, and trustees will be available to discuss the recommendations, the trends that are behind them, and the benefits they offer for students, communities, and taxpayers.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20
1:30 pm: Board of Trustees Session on the Strategic Recommendations
2:30 pm: Board of Trustees meeting
4:00 pm: Media availability

WHERE: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office
30 7th St E, Suite 350, Saint Paul, MN  55101

Live audio of the meeting will be streamed from http://www.mnscu.edu/board.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Steven Rosenstone, Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Clarence Hightower, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Earl Potter, President,  St. Cloud State University
Additional members of the strategic workgroups, college/university presidents, trustees, students, and faculty/staff.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system includes 24 two-year community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving more than 430,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system of its kind in the United States.