Minnesota State Kicks-Off Planning for 2023 Legislative Session – By Listening

Posted: August 29, 2022

Contact: Doug Anderson, doug.anderson@MinnState.edu, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29, 2022 – Leaders of Minnesota State are preparing for the 2023 legislative session by touring the state and listening to the priorities, concerns, and thoughts of key constituents. The insights shared during these sessions will inform the fiscal year 2024 – 2025 biennial budget request that the Board of Trustees will submit to the state in November 2022.

“It is vital that our request be aligned with the needs of the community, especially as it relates to workforce needs,” said Roger Moe, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. “The insight we gain by listening to our key constituents will help ensure that the biennial budget request we submit to the Legislature is firmly grounded.”

During the meetings, Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, Chair Moe, and other representatives of the Board of Trustees will hear from local community and civic leaders, leaders of the college/university foundation, and campus stakeholders including faculty, staff, and student leaders. Topics of conversation are expected to include the resources required for meeting the state’s workforce needs, enhancing student success and equity, covering increases in operating costs due to inflation, and other needs.

Twelve sessions are planned between September 14 and September 29. Stops on the tour will include:

September 14

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College: 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead: 2:00-3:30 PM

September 15

  • Bemidji State University: 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Minnesota North: Itasca: 12:30-2:00 PM

September 19

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: 10:00-11:30 AM
  • Rochester Community and Technical College: 1:30-3:00 PM

September 22

  • Metropolitan State University: 10:00 -11:30 AM
  • Minneapolis College: 1:30-3:00 PM

September 28

  • Hennepin Technical College: Eden Prairie: 10:00 -11:30 AM
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Coon Rapids: 1:00-2:30 PM

September 29

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington: 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Ridgewater College, Willmar: 2:00-3:30 PM

The Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a biennial budget request during their November 16, 2022 meeting. The 2023 legislative session begins on January 3, 2023.


Minnesota State includes 26 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 300,000 students. It is the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.