Sunday, March 2, 2008

Trustee McElroy confirmed

Senators took up the confirmation of Dan McElroy, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Thursday. He was approved by a vote of 59-3.

Chair of the Higher Education Committee, Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL St. Paul, encouraged senators to support McElroy’s confirmation. She said McElroy adds to the board in a positive manner. Sen. Claire Robling, RJordan, said McElroy’s dual role as the Department of Employment and Economic Development commissioner and as a trustee is a perfect fit and that the state needs someone who understands both economic development and training workers.

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