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UMC to Host the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Meetings October 12 and 13, 2006;Community Invited to Participate in a Variety of Activities, Events
September 29, 2006

When: October 12-13, 2006

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (; Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (

University of Minnesota Board of Regents
University of Minnesota Board of Regents
CROOKSTON, MN (October 4, 2006) –  As part of a continuous effort to connect with and engage communities throughout the state, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and President Robert Bruininks will hold their monthly meeting at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) on Oct. 12 and 13, 2006. It will be the first time that the board’s proceedings will be webcast from an off-site location. The full board meeting on Fri., Oct. 13, can be viewed beginning at 9 a.m. at

Community members are invited to take part in a variety of activities planned for the week. The following events are open to the public.

Weds., Oct. 11

5 – 6 p.m., Reception honoring women student athletes, Lysaker Gymnasium. Special guests include University of Minnesota First Lady Susan Hagstrum and Vice Chair of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Patricia Simmons.

Thurs., Oct. 12

11 a.m., Dedication Ceremony of UMC’s new $3.5 million apartment-style residence facility, Centennial Hall. Tours start at 9 a.m. at Centennial Hall.

1:45 – 2:30 p.m., Board of Regents work session, Bede Ballroom A, B & C.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Educational Planning & Policy Committee, Bede Ballroom A, B & C.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Finance & Operations Committee, Bede Ballroom D & E.

Friday, Oct. 13

9 – 11:30 a.m., Board of Regents meeting, Bede Ballroom A, B & C.

Along with their regular agenda, the Board of Regents and President Bruininks will meet with students; faculty and staff; and community, regional and University leaders during the visit.

The 12-member Board of Regents, the governing body of the University of Minnesota and their policies, provides the framework and direction for the administration of the University of Minnesota system, which includes four coordinate campuses:  Crookston, Duluth, Morris and the Twin Cities. Students, who represent the various campuses, provide their unique perspective to the board as well. UMC is represented by senior Melissa Herbst, an agricultural business major.


UMC last hosted the Board of Regents meetings in 2003. To learn more about the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, visit


The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further, and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit