Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday announced six new appointments to the Minnesota State Board of Trustees.
The board is charged with Minnesota State's system planning, fiscal management, setting tuition and fees, among other responsibilities. Minnesota State, formerly known as the Minnesota State Colleges and University System (MnSCU), consists of 37 schools throughout the state.
The appointees include two college students, a former state legislator, a former college professor, and two business executives.
They are Basil Ajuo of Brooklyn Park, Amanda Fredlund of Mora, Jerry Janezich of Side Lake, Rodolfo Rodriguez of Maple Grove, Cheryl Tefer of Andover and Michael Vekich of St. Louis Park.
Ajuo and Fredlund, the two students appointed, will serve until summer 2018. The other four appointees will serve until summer 2022.
“These Minnesotans are well equipped to help guide the future of MnSCU, and ensure its students receive world-class educations,” Gov. Mark Dayton said in a statement. “These members, and the entire Board, will help further MnSCU’s mission of providing Minnesotans with high-quality learning opportunities that prepare them for success in the workplace and in life.”