Contact: Sandy Connolly, Director of Communications
Office of Higher Education
St. Paul, MN--Minnesota Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller will be at Minnesota State University - Mankato this Thursday, August 22, to share a picnic lunch with several students as they return to campus.
Before lunch, Pogemiller will help new students move into their dorms as part of the college's planned Move-In Day activities.
"Last session, Governor Dayton made higher education a top priority with a historic investment in direct aid to students," said Pogemiller. "We know there is more to do, however, to make a postsecondary education more affordable for every Minnesotan. Many of the best ideas on how to do that come directly from students."
What: Lunch with Commissioner Pogemiller and Minnesota State Mankato students
When: 12:00 noon, Thursday, August 22
Where: Minnesota State Mankato Mall
Minnesota State Mankato is also once again participating in the Office of Higher Education's Twitter campaign, with plans to post photos of students moving back to campus under the hashtag #moveinday.
For more information, contact Sandy Connolly at 651-259-3902 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.