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Governor appoints Minneapolis man to 'U' regents

From staff reports

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has appointed a member of the Rochester Higher Education Committee as a University of Minnesota Regent. Michael Vekich will take the seat of Richard McNamara, who left the position to concentrate on health concerns.

Vekich's appointment could be an important factor in Rochester's dream of a four-year university.

"He's close to those things that are the needs of this area and the state," said Jim Clausen, past chairman of the Greater Rochester Area University Center Board and retired IBM staffer. Clausen said Vekich has broad experience in government service.

"I think he will bring a wealth of experience to that position for higher education. I think it's a good choice," Clausen said.

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