Studies show that 85% of jobs are discovered through networking. It is common knowledge the more unique and full your resume is, the better chance you have of landing your dream job. At Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) there are a wide variety of shared-governance committees, and chances are you can find one that aligns with your major or career field. For example, if you were an IT major, why would you not apply for the Technology Council? Most Minnesota State committees meet 4-5 times a year in the Twin Cities. Travel reimbursement is available as well as video conferencing. Check out the different topics and meeting schedules below to find one that works for you! 


If you have any questions or concerns about statewide committees please contact LeadMN Director of Government Relations Matt Gutsch at 651-203-9458 or

Want to Serve on a Committee?

There are a variety of statewide committees open for students to serve on. Please see the open committees below and apply for one that interests you!

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Minnesota State Committees

Assessment for Course Placement Committee (1 Student)

The Assessment for Course Placement Committee (ACPC) is a standing committee, which exists to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of Board Policy 3.3 Assessment for Course Placement. It periodically reviews the policy and recommends needed changes or implementation strategies; reviews and makes recommendations for the designation of system-endorsed instruments; helps design and carry out a research-based process for establishing scores for course placement; advises on assessment-related research needs of the system; and helps plan and implement professional development activities.

Meeting schedule: TBD

Learning Environment Committee (1 Student)

The Learning Environment Committee makes recommendations to the ASA Technology Council regarding decisions that would affect the operation of the learning environment for all institutions. System Office IT staff are expected to consult with the Learning Environment Committee on topics that can impact the operation of the learning environment at all institutions. This committee ensures that all stakeholders of the learning environment are informed about the operation and utilization of the learning environment.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Basic Needs Committee (5 Voting Members, 5 Alternates)

This committee is in charge of  researching and advocating for Basic Needs issues as they arise and are prioritized. Basic needs include, but are not limited to mental health, transportation, housing insecurity, food insecurity etc. The committee will meet to discuss basic needs issues affecting two-year college students as well as work to achieve the objectives set forth for the committee.

Media Management and Web Conferencing Committee (1 Student)

Advise on the utilization of, changes to, and maintenance of two Minnesota State enterprise services, Kaltura MediaSpace (Media Management) and Adobe Connect (Web Conferencing).

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Accessibility Committee (1 Student)

Develop sustainable campus practices for addressing the accessibility of electronic (and printed) information to include website and course materials made available at colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system. The committee will study the current state of accessible materials for all learners and web site visitors and make recommendations for improving access to and the distribution of web site and instructional materials in accessible formats.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Developmental Education Math Workgroup (1 Student)

Meeting Schedule: TBD

LeadMN Scholarship Gala Campus Outreach Committee (2 Students)

This committee works with the LeadMN Public Relations Coordinator on outreach to student senate members to encourage them to donate a silent auction item that will be displayed at the 13th Annual Scholarship Gala. The committee members will make phone calls, answer questions, and track all communications and donations.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

LeadMN Diversity Committee (1 Student)

The Diversity Committee mission is to serve the student body and greater campus community of all public two year community and technical colleges in Minnesota through researching, educating, and connecting by providing information on issues of diversity, as it pertains to higher education to include, but not be limited to: International, minority, underserved, underrepresented individuals or groups and people with disabilities. This committee will also serve as the selection committee for the Hunger Free Campus designation. Members will participate in quarterly review processes where they will review applications for the designation, assess eligibility, and make approval decisions.

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Student Advisory Council (1 Student)

The Student Advisory Council provides the Minnesota Office of Higher Education with student perspectives on statewide higher education issues and policies, including financial aid. The council meets once per month.

Note: Applicants must be enrolled in a technical college program.

Meeting Location: Minnesota Office of Higher Education

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