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Chancellor Rosenstone’s week from hell, which I wrote about in this article and this post, is filled with disturbing information. The most disturbing information is that the MnSCU chancellor and a university president, Steven Rosenstone and Earl Potter respectively, intimidated a student named Kari Cooper. That’s why the Winona State University Student Senate drafted this Bill of Particulars:

Follow this link to read Winona’s Bill of Particulars in pdf form.

Overall, the Chancellor has on multiple occasions acted in a disrespectful and aloof manner.

Last night, I spoke with Edward Conlin, the Vice President of the Winona State University Student Senate, about their Bill of Particulars. He confirmed that the Cooper incident was part of what caused them to draft their Bill of Particulars and to eventually cast a vote of no-confidence in Chancellor Rosenstone. Conlin emphasized the fact that they didn’t take this task lightly, adding that their meeting lasted 5 hours.

Conlin added that they were upset that Chancellor Rosenstone hid the McKinsey and Co. consulting contract from everyone, starting with the Minnesota State University Student Association. The MSUSA asked Chancellor Rosenstone directly what the cost of implementing Charting the Future (CtF). According to the Winona Student Senate, Chancellor Rosenstone said that the cost of implementing CtF would mostly be incidental costs on things like travel costs and meetings. When the $2,000,000 contract with McKinsey and Co. was brought to light, that rightly upset the Winona Student Senate:

Although not required to, the Chancellor in particular, and the Central Office did not and currently have not provided adequate transparency of The McKinsey and Company contract. A heavily redacted version of the document was only made available when the initial contract was discovered and leaked by local media. With regards to our public higher educational system, this information is deserved especially with the cost of $2 million dollars.

Conlin confirmed that Chancellor Rosenstone’s secrecy was a major driver in their Student Senate’s decision to vote their vote of no confidence in the Rosenstone administration.

Based on the information I’ve written, the chief hallmarks of the Rosenstone administration are secrecy, intimidation and spending money foolishly. It isn’t surprising that faculty senate representatives and student senates don’t have confidence in Chancellor Rosenstone.

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