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Hennepin Tech student Ashlyn Anderson named as Trustee

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Hennepin Technical College student Ashlyn Anderson has been named by Governor Dayton to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. The Champlin resident’s two-year term as the Board’s Technical College Student Member begins this month.

Ashlyn is a student at Hennepin Technical College majoring in Broad Field Health Science, and works as a nanny and caretaker. Additionally, she is a current Student Ambassador with Hennepin Technical College, a PCA with Accra Care, and a Grassroots Legislative Assistant with LeadMN. Ms. Anderson has also participated as the Treasurer of the Hennepin Technical College Student Senate and completed their Leadership Series. Ms. Anderson was also the 2017 Mark Welter World Citizen Award and recently attended the Power in Leadership Conference.

“It’s a tremendous honor for Ashlyn to be selected as a Trustee. She’s a remarkable student leader and an asset to our Hennepin Technical College campus community. I have confidence that she will continue to excel as she represents the state’s technical college students in her new role,” said Hennepin Technical College President Dr. Merrill Irving, Jr.

She is one of six individuals selected to fill vacancies on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. The 15-member Board is responsible for governing Minnesota State’s system planning, academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and rules and regulations.

"These outstanding Minnesotans will help guide our Minnesota State campuses, and ensure their students receive the world-class educations they need,” said Governor Dayton. “I thank them for accepting this challenge, which is crucially important for the vitality of our communities and the continued strength of our state’s economy.”

The full announcement from the Governor’s office is available here:

About Hennepin Technical College

Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College is the largest technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College has a diverse student population of more than 18,000 and offers degree and non-degree coursework in over 45 programs. Achieving a 99% job placement rate within its network of industry partners, Hennepin Technical College prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities. For more information, visit

Hennepin Technical College is a member of Minnesota State, which includes 30 colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 400,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.

Last updated by mdibba : 2022-08-09 11:32:32