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Public Engagement Calls


We invite you to join us for a series of public engagement calls focusing on postsecondary education related issues. These calls were born out of a response to COVID-19 and we will continue these calls as a way to engage communities moving forward. These calls have a listening session style format, meaning that attendees will enter with their microphones muted for the entire call. If you have a question during the panel, please use the chat function and the host will address it. All Minnesotans are welcome.

Upcoming Events

  1. The Importance of Postsecondary Education on Wed, March 31 at 10:00am. Register here

  2. Exploring Minnesota's Educational Attainment Goal on Wed, April 21 at 10:00am. Register here

  3. Investigating Colleges' Campus Climate on Wed, May 26 at 10:00am. Register here

  4. Serving Colleges' Special Populations on Wed, June 23 at 10:00am. Register here

  5. After College Graduation: What's Next? on Wed, July 21 at 10:00am. Register here


  • You can access all of our recordings by clicking the links below or by going to our YouTube Channel

  • Race & Equity in Higher Education

  • Guidance for Returning to Campus Safely and Financial Aid Resources

  • Race & Equity in Higher Education, Part II

  • Financial Aid & Barriers to Accessing It

  • Getting Ready for Fall School Openings & Hot Button Topics

  • Public Engagement Rewind

  • Applying to College During COVID-19, Public Engagement Call

  • American Indian Experience in Higher Education

  • Student Mental Health Challenges and Resources to Help

  • American Indian Experience in Higher Education, Part II

  • Adult Learners Returning to Higher Education

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    Public Engagement Team

    Kat Klima, Outreach & Communications Coordinator
    Nekey Oliver, Grants and Government Relations Manager
    Marcio Thompson, External Relations Manager

    Public Engagement Mission Statement

    The Office of Higher Education seeks to engage with diverse communities to identify barriers in postsecondary education. The agency will work in collaboration with communities to provide equitable access to information and advice that lead to the pursuit of postsecondary education and/or training for all Minnesotans.


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