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Trustee Candidate Advisory Council

Also known as:
Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Candidate Advisory Council
Active dates:1995-2023

Established by the Legislature, the Trustee Candidate Advisory Council (TCAC) is charged with developing a statement of the selection criteria to be applied and a description of the responsibilities and duties of a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.

The council must also identify and recruit qualified candidates for the board, and recommend to the Governor at least two and not more than four candidates for each open seat on the board. The Governor is not bound by these recommendations.


This board was preceded by the Higher Education Board Candidate Advisory Council, which was established in 1991. That group assisted the governor in determining criteria for, and identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for, membership on the higher education board.

From at least 1999 until 2004 the Council was referred to as the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Candidate Advisory Council.

The legislative coordinating commission provides administrative and support services for the advisory council.

In 2023, the Legislature eliminated the council by repealing Minn. Stat. 136F.03. The Higher Education Conference Committee Report bill summary from that year indicated that the council had not met since 2012.


24 members: no more than 1/3 current or former legislators, no more than 2/3 from same political party, geographical representation considered.

Appointing Authority: Senate Rules and Administration on Subcommittee of Committees, Speaker of the House.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.

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

Record last updated: 06/30/2023

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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