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Advisory Groups


The Office of Higher Educations has one standing advisory group, The Student Advisory Council, and convenes other groups of stakeholders to address issues as the need arises.

The Student Advisory Council provides the office with student perspectives on statewide higher education issues and policies, including financial aid.

Student Advisory Council members

University of Minnesota:
Trish Palermo
Student Senate Chair
(651) 398-4507

State Universities:
Joseph Wolf
Chair, Student Advisory Council
State Chair, Students United
(612) 607-2987

Technical and Community Colleges:
Minda Nelson
Vice Chair, Student Advisory Council
President, Minnesota State College Student Association

Brett Underdahl
Vice President, Minnesota State College Student Association
(651) 203-9459

Private Colleges:
Alex Miller
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
(815) 508-7408

For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions:
Kandi Johnson
Rasmussen College
(218) 390-6686

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