Saint Paul College student Micah Coatie has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State College and Universities System by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. Board of Trustees members serve on a volunteer basis and include a trustee from each of the state’s eight congressional districts, four trustees from the state at large, and a student trustee from a state university, community college, and technical college.

Micah will be servings as the representative for technical colleges replacing Asani Ajobun. This critical group governs state colleges and universities, including setting tuition and fees, approving programs of study, awarding certificates and diplomas, and adopting policies.

Additional student appointments include:
Idman Ibrahim – Saint Paul, MN
State University Student
Replacing: Victor Ayemobuwa

Christopher Richter – Owatonna, MN
Community College Student
Replacing: Oballa Oballa

We featured Micah in a story about second chances in education earlier this year. We’re so proud of Micah’s work to make his dreams a reality. We can’t wait to see what he will accomplish as part of this important board!

Saint Paul College gave me a 2nd chance, not just for me, but also for others in my circle. They are willing to allow all of us to learn in a very forgiving space. What a great school!

-Micah Coatie