How Pogemiller was received by Senate higher-ed officials yesterday

“Clearly this office has done great data collection. But my interest in the past and continues to be to utilize those markers in a way to create meaningful reform.”

— State Sen. Kathy Sheran (DFL-Mankato) Thursday at the Senate higher-ed committee’s confirmation hearing for Larry Pogemiller as director of the state Office of Higher Education.

MinnPost writes that it was a surprisingly free of confrontation, though some legislators said they hope to see the office make more recommendations based on the data it has produced.

Read the full story here: http://www.minnpost.com/stories/2012/02/09/34956/its_smooth_sailing_for_higher-ed_director_pogemiller_at_cordial_confirmation_hearing

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