Classroom, Event Management, and Resource Scheduling (CEMRS)

The CEMRS project is a systemwide effort to implement a new software package that will allow the campuses of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to schedule their space more effectively and efficiently, by assuring consistent and accurate data and measures across the system. This project will allow each school and the system to tell the full story of its space utilization and improve the quality of space management decisions.
Learn more about Classroom, Event Management, and Resource Scheduling.

Finance Updates
Chief Finance and Facilities Officers Newsletter - August 2012 

Finance Updates
Chief Finance and Facilities Officers Newsletter  

Impact of Sequestration on the Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs by David A. Bergeron, Acting Assitant Secretary
On August 2, 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, which put into place an automatic process of “across-the-board” Federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, to take effect if Congress failed to enact legislation to reduce the Federal deficit.  Unless Congress acts by March 1, 2013, these budget cuts will go into effect. The Department is preparing more detailed guidance for students and institutions about how the sequester will affect the Federal Title IV student financial assistance programs.  In the meantime, this Electronic Announcement provides the financial aid community with general information on how the sequester will impact those programs. For more details go to:
State of Minnesota Economic Outlook: Implication for the System
This link provides a state of Minnesota economic outlook and implications for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The information presented provides a high-level summary of the state budget outlook and the long-term budget issues facing Minnesota. The objective is to provide a short and mid-term environmental scan and to frame the system strategy in FY2013 and beyond. 
Welcome, Don Lewis - Vice President for Finance and Administration, Anoka Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College
Donald Lewis began as Vice President for Finance and Administration at ARCC and ATC on June 19, 2013.  Don is a visionary executive financial leader with administrative and operation acumen in non-profit, higher education and for-profit sectors.  He has a proven successful track record of envisioning strategic direction for rebuilding financial infrastructures and for leading teams through change and continuous improvement.  Don comes from Luther Seminary in St. Paul where he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration (CFO) since 2005. Donald holds an Masters of Business Administration - Finance from the University of St. Thomas, a Masters of Divinity - Religious Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy from the University of Minnesota.

Welcome, Richard Duffett - Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, St. Cloud State University
Dr. Richard Duffett was appointed Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration at SCSu.  Rick will serve until completion of the search for a permanent Vice President for Finance and Administration.  Rick brings more than 34 years of experience in a range of key leadership positions at Ferris State University located in Big Rapids, Michigan, including 13 years at the vice president level.  Most recently he served as Vice President for Administration & Finance and University Advancement & Marketing, and Executive Director of the University Foundation.  Rick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in College & University Administration from Michigan State University. 

Value Through Partnership and Collaboration in Safety, Environmental and Safety Management Presentations (shared with Leadership Council on June 4, 2013.
Leadership Council Version
Full Version

Items of interest presented to the Board of Trustees in October:  Enterprise Risk Management, IT Security, and Student Demographics

Guideline - NEW - Guest Lecturer or Presenter was implemented October 14, 2013.

Policy 5.21 - Possession or Carry of Firearms was amended on November 19, 2013

 Congratulations to recipients of the 2013 Chancellor's Award and 2013 Outstanding Service Award

 2014 Capital Bonding Book