Posted: November 24, 1997

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Charles "Chuck" Williams, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from 1991 to 1996, was named by the Governor to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Williams will complete the term of William Ulland, Duluth, who resigned from the board.

Williams is now vice president of internal and external affairs for EVTAC Mining, Eveleth. Prior to his service as PCA head, he was the executive director of Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, Duluth, and superintendent of mechanical maintenance at Reserve Mining Company, Silver Bay.

"We are pleased to welcome Chuck Williams to the board," said Morris Anderson, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. "He brings an important perspective as we look at non-traditional educational opportunities for students and employees in Northern Minnesota and around the state."

Williams is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a bachelor's degree in industrial education. He was a shop teacher in Maryland early in his career and is committed to the promotion of vocational-technical education.