August Association Update
September Leadership Conference — Sept 23 @ 6pm
We will introduce attendees to LeadMN and discuss how you can make change to address college affordability, mental health and racial equity. Register here.
Minnesota Student Leadership Summit — October 21-24
Students will have networking opportunities, listen to amazing speakers, and grow their personal and professional skills! There will be a variety of different workshops to boost your knowledge and increase your skills as well as fun social activities. Register here.
GET TO KNOW Jocelyn Roof, LEADMN'S NEWEST STAFF MEMBER!
Jocelyn is the new Communications Coordinator.
LeadMN Celebrates Women's Equality Day
The fight for equality that began ions ago opened up many opportunities for women including the pathway to college. Today you can find thousands of women across our 2 year colleges.
Pioneer Press: Minnesota State to require vaccines or weekly testing for athletes, students in college housing
"Axel Kylander, president of LeadMN, the two-year college student association, wanted Malhotra to adopt a systemwide approach that relies on student-to-student outreach."
Pioneer Press: MN colleges yearn for ‘normal’ but pandemic leaves some precautions in place
"LeadMN, the advocacy organization for students at the system’s two-year colleges, thinks that’s a mistake. They’ve urged Minnesota State to offer $250 scholarships to students who get vaccinated."
Star Tribune: Minnesota community colleges use federal COVID funds to pay off student debts
At the urging of LeadMN, community colleges across the state have begun to use their federal stimulus dollars to forgive student debt to institutions. This will allow students to continue their education and not let the pandemic hold them back from continuing their education.
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 28
There are less than 50 days until National Vote Registration Day and you may be wondering to yourself – what are my campus plans for this fun holiday?
Cabinet Report - July
Each month the cabinet shares some of the work they did each month.
Star Tribune: University of Minnesota, Minnesota State colleges to require masks for students, employees
"The community college student association LeadMN asked Malhotra on Monday to develop vaccine outreach plans for each system college and university. LeadMN also urged the chancellor to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay students to promote vaccination to their peers, and to reward vaccinated students with a $250 scholarship."
Letter to Chancellor on Vaccine Education Campaign
With the Delta variant ravaging communities with low vaccination rates, colleges and universities could be a ripe breeding ground for COVID-19 when students return in the fall. We urge you to immediately convene a system group to provide leadership to campuses in developing a back-to-school plan to boost vaccine participation of students.