Minnesota State Board Of Trustees Has Lunch With BSU and NTC Students

Minnesota State Board Of Trustees Has Lunch With BSU and NTC Students


LAW ENFORCEMENT BELIEVES THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.>>DENNIS: THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BOARD OF TRUSTEES KICKED OFF THEIR TWO-DAY NOVEMBER MEETING IN BEMIDJI THIS MORNING WITH A WELCOME FROM BSU AND NTC PRESIDENT FOLLOWED BY A LUNCHEON FEATURING SOME SPECIAL GUESTS. DESTINY WIGGINS HAS MORE.>>STUDENTS FROM NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY JOINED THE MINNESOTA STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR A PRIVATE LUNCHEON THAT ALLOWED THEM TO SHARE THEIR COLLEGE EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE GOALS.>>SO WE’RE HERE TO BE ON THE CAMPUSES, TO ENGAGE WITH STUDENTS. WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE A WONDERFUL LUNCH WITH MANY OF THEM FROM BOTH THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY. SO THE MORE THAT WE COME TO APPRECIATE THE PARTICULAR ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BEMIDJI AND THE SURROUNDING AREA, THE MORE EFFECTIVELY WE CAN HELP DESIGN POLICIES THAT WILL SUPPORT WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS HERE.>>STUDENTS SUCCESS IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY GOALS THAT THE MINNESOTA STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOCUSES ON. THEIR DILIGENCE TO HEAR FROM STUDENTS FIRSTHAND IS ONE WAY THEY BUILD CONNECTIONS AND GAIN UNDERSTANDING ON WHAT NEEDS TO BE FOCUSED ON ON AN EDUCATIONAL LEVEL.>>A PART OF IT IS LEARNING. I’D SAY IN PART WHEN WE’RE ON CAMPUSES IN PARTICULAR, WE’RE HERE TO LEARN AND BE EDUCATED. SO WE’VE HAD TREMENDOUS VISITS THIS MORNING BY THE LEADERS OF THE FOUR TRIBAL COLLEGES IN THIS AREA. WE’RE EAGER TO PARTNER WITH THOSE COLLEGES TO FORM CLOSER PARTNERSHIPS AND GREATER SUCCESS FOR THEIR STUDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. SO THIS IS PART OF A RELATIONSHIP BUILDING OPPORTUNITY THAT WE REALLY HAD TO COME HERE TO FULLY APPRECIATE.>>SEVERAL STUDENTS WERE PERSONALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE LUNCHEON. CHEMISTRY MAYOR AND TEAM PLAYER ABBEY SHARED WHAT SHE DOES DAILY AS A STUDENT ATHLETE AS WELL AS ADVICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.>>SUMMER HONORED. THEY WERE REALLY HONEST AND OPEN AND SAID IT WAS A PLEASURE TO TALK TO US. I THINK THAT’S SUPER COOL THEY’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO TALK TO US. WE LOOK FORWARD TO IT TOO.>>THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE A PACKED DAY FILLED WITH MEETINGS IN JUST THEIR TWO-DAY VISIT IN BEMIDJI. SO BEING ABLE TO DEDICATE TIME TO SPEND WITH STUDENTS IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, DESTINY WIGGINS, LAKELAND NEWS.>>DENNIS: THE BOARD WILL START

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