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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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State University Board

Active dates:1975-1995

Manages state universities in Minnesota. Responsible for academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, and rules and regulations.

Preceded by:

1975 Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 321, Subd. 3. mandated: when the state college board has designated the state
colleges as state universities as provided in subdivision 1, the name of the state college board shall be changed to the state university board.

The state university system, community colleges, and technical colleges merged July 1995 and the Board authorization was repealed by 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 212 Art. 4. Sec. 65. The merger of three systems resulted from legislation passed by the 1991 Minnesota Legislature. The 1991 law mandating the merger of the public colleges and state universities also created the Higher Education Board to guide the process. The merged system is governed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.


9 members (including at least one student or recent graduate of the Minnesota state university system); appointed by governor; senate confirmation required; per diem and expenses; members file with Ethical Practices Board.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Agency heads:

Chancellors: Dr. G. Theodore Mitau (July 15, 1968-September 1, 1976); Garry Hays (June 14, 1976-March 22, 1982); Mary Reider (1991-1992); Eric Radke (acting chancellor, December-January, chancellor 1992-1993); Jay Noren (1993-1995)

Post-Merger Chancellors: Harry Peterson (acting Chancellor, December-January, Chancellor 1995-1995); Judith Eaton (1995-1997); Morris Anderson (1997-2001).

Note: Morris Anderson was appointed as interim chancellor in May 1997 and permanent chancellor in November 1998. Anderson's
contract expires in June 2001.


The board expired on July 1, 1995 when the Higher Education Board became fully operational.

News clippings and documents: State University Board. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1987-1995.
News clippings and documents: State University Board - Chancellor. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1968-2000.
Record last updated: 07/25/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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