Rochester Higher Education Development Committee Archive

The Role of the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee

The following is archival information that was presented on the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website while the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee (RHEDC) was active, July 2005 through December 2007.

Establishment of the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee

Governor Tim Pawlenty and the 2005 Legislature established the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee to research, recommend and develop a proposal for expanded higher education programs or institutions in the growing Rochester area. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education provides staff support to the committee and serves as the fiscal agent for state funds appropriated to the committee. The agency provides Web access to information about the committee's activities as a courtesy to interested parties.

Contact: Cheryl.maplethorpe@state.mn.us

The Rochester Higher Education Development Committee will produce a report, which is due to the Governor and the Legislature in January 2006 and must include recommendations on:

  1. The mission and focus of the programs or institutions;
  2. The nature of undergraduate and graduate programs to be offered;
  3. Site and facility needs;
  4. Funding sources and opportunities;
  5. Operational needs;
  6. Alliances or other types of cooperative arrangements with public and private institutions;
  7. Governance structures; and
  8. Mechanisms to ensure that the expanded programs are aligned with the unique needs of the Rochester area and that programs take advantage of opportunities presented by regional business and industry.

One-time state funding of $3.2 million was appropriated to the committee to plan, research and provide initial funding for academic program development and facilities if needed. The committee expires December 31, 2007.

RHEDC Committee Members List

News Releases

Report - November 2007

News Release - November 16, 2006
President Bob Bruininks outlines the University of Minnesota's vision for Rochester

Report - January 2006
Rochester Higher Education Development Committee Report to Governor
and Legislature
(.pdf, 66 pgs)

Audio - January 25, 2006
Governor's Speech Accepting the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee Report (.wma, 15MB)

Governor Pawlenty's transcribed remarks, accepting the report from the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee, January 25, 2006

Report - May 2005
The 2005 House Conference Committee Report describing the Rochester project 

Committee Meetings

Committee Meeting Schedule

Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

November 19, 2007 Agenda Minutes
September 21, 2007 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2007 Agenda Minutes
February 15, 2007 Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2006 Agenda Minutes
August 4, 2006 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2006 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2006 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2006 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2006 Agenda Minutes
January 6, 2006 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2005 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2005 Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2005 Agenda Minutes
October 28, 2005 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2005 Agenda Minutes
September 30, 2005 Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2005 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2005 Agenda Minutes
September 2, 2005 Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2005 Agenda Minutes
July 29, 2005 Agenda Minutes
July 22, 2005 Agenda Minutes

 

Committee Meeting Presentations:

Meeting Presentation(s)
November 19, 2007

Audio of Meeting (.wma, 44MB)

 

September 21, 2007

BICB Briefing to RHEDC (.ppt, 200kb)

Center for Allied Health Programs Presentation (.pdf, 433 kb)

September 2007 Update of the University of Minnesota Initiatives (.pdf, 32 kb)

August 2007 Update of the University of Minnesota Initiatives (.pdf, 31 kb)

 

June 22, 2007

Slide Show (.pdf, 4.8 MB)

Final Report (.pdf, 4.8 MB)

 

February 15, 2007

Audio of Meeting (.wma, 66 MB)

Biotechnology Initiatives Presentation (.ppt, 583 kb)

Center for Allied Health Programs Presentation (.ppt, 2.9 MB)

Academic and Corporate Relations Center Presentation (.ppt, 7.3 MB)

February 2007 Update of the University of Minnesota Initiatives (.pdf, 31 kb)

 

November 16, 2006

Audio of Bruininks' Speech (.wma, 42 MB)

 

August 4, 2006

Audio of Meeting (.wma, 47 MB)

Status Report (.ppt, 195 kb)

 

April 28, 2006

Economic Impact Study (.pdf, 2.72 MB)

MN Impact Presentation (.ppt, 431 kb)

Audio of Meeting - Part 1 (.wma, 37 MB)

Audio of Meeting - Part 2 (.wma, 40 MB)

 

February 3, 2006

Simon Tripp's Presentation (.ppt, 700 kb)

Audio of Meeting - Part 1 (.wma, 37 MB)

Audio of Meeting - Part 2 (.wma, 40 MB)

 

January 25, 2006

Audio of Meeting (.wma, 19 MB)

 

January 6, 2006

Audio of Meeting (.wma, 30 MB)

 

December 16, 2005

Audio of Meeting ( .wma, 62 MB)

RHED Signature Programs (.ppt)

 

December 8, 2005

Rochester Higher Education Steering Committee (.ppt)

 

October 28, 2005

(.ppt)

Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota (.ppt)

 

October 14, 2005

Report to the President (.pdf)

Transforming the University of Minnesota, President's Recommendations (.pdf)

Executive Summary: President's Recommendations for Strategic Positioning (.pdf)

 

September 30, 2005

RHED Signature Focus Chart (.ppt)

Updated Vision for Higher Education in Rochester (.pdf)

 

September 22, 2005

Draft Vision for Higher Education in Rochester (.pdf)

Flip Chart Notes (.pdf)

 

September 8, 2005

Follow-up Report on the University Center Rochester (.ppt)

Follow-up Report on the University Center Rochester (.pdf)

 

August 19, 2005

University of MN-Rochester Presentation (.ppt)

Winona State Presentation (.ppt)

Winona State Sneak Preview (.pdf)

Winona State Profile and Financial Handout (.pdf)

Augsburg Presentation (.pdf)

Minnesota School of Business Globe College Presentation (.ppt)

Rochester Community and Technical College - Getting Started (.pdf)

Rochester Community and Technical College - Hear from the Best (.pdf)

Rochester Community and Technical College - Learn from the Best (.pdf)

Rochester Community and Technical College Presentation (.pdf)

Mayo Presentation (.ppt)

St. Mary's University Presentation (.pdf)

A Day in the Life of the Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program (.pdf)

Hawthorne Education Center (.pdf)

 

July 29, 2005

Demographic Challenges (.ppt)

IBM Rochester Higher Ed Development Committee (.ppt)

Mayo Rochester University Development Committee (.ppt)

Rochester Area Economic Development Higher Ed (.ppt)

Service Industry in Rochester (.pdf)