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Woodbury man appointed to state college board

A Woodbury man was among six appointments to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees made July 10 by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Alexander Cirillo Jr. will serve as a trustee member for a term ending June 30, 2024. The recent retiree serves on the Board of Directors of the Wilder Foundation and the Itasca Project Working Group, and was previously president of Community Affairs for 3M and the 3M Foundation, according to a news release Tuesday from the Governor’s office.

"These outstanding Minnesotans will help guide our Minnesota State campuses, and ensure their students receive the world-class educations they need,” Dayton said in the release. “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 15-member board governs Minnesota State’s 37 colleges and universities, including academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and rules and regulations.

Other appointees announced Tuesday are Ashlyn Anderson of Champlin, Dawn Erlandson of Minneapolis, April Ho-Nishimura of Apple Valley, George Soule of Minneapolis and Samson Williams of Brooklyn Center.