Governing Board

Board Overview

The MSA Board is the governing body for the Minnesota State Academies, overseeing two campuses – the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, both of which are located in Faribault. The board meets once each month with additional meetings scheduled if necessary. On occasion, if board members are unable to be present at meetings in person, they may participate in meetings via phone conference calls.

Our board is composed of seven voting members. Voting members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Members of the board are selected based on criteria established by state statutes. One member represents the Deaf community; one represents the blind community; two are members of the general public with Business, Administrative, or Financial Expertise; one comes from the Minnesota Department of Education; one is a current or former Special Education Director; and one is a current or former Superintendent. Non-voting (ex-officio) members of the Board include one member appointed by the MSAB Site Council, one from the MSAD Site Council, and the Academies Superintendent.

Minnesota State Academies, Public School District 160
Governing Board 
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule


July 19, 2018-Work Session, MSAD, 9:00 AM

August 23, 2018, MSAD, 6:00 PM

October 25, 2018, MSAB, 6:00 PM

November 29, 2018, MSAD, 9:00 AM

January 24, 2019, MSAB 9:00 AM

February 28, 2019, MSAD, 9:00 AM

March 28, 2019, MSAB, 6:00 PM

April 25, 2019, MSAD, 6:00 PM

June 6, 2019, MSAB, 6:00 PM

June 27, 2019, MSAD, 6:00 PM

July Work Session - TBD - 9:00 AM


Regular Board Meeting Locations

Meetings at MSAB are located at 400 6th Ave NE, Faribault MN in the Board Conference Room

Meetings at MSAD are located at 615 Olof Hanson Drive, Faribault MN in Noyes Hall Teleconference Room


Committees: (All committee meetings are in the Tate Hall Conference Room)                   

Executive Committee, 1st Monday of the Month (Alternate), 3:00 PM

Finance Committee, 1st Monday of the Month (Alternate), 3:00 PM

Policy Committee, 1st or 2nd Monday of the Month, 3:00 PM, Tate Hall Conference Room

Personnel Committee, August 13, December 3, January 14, February 4, March 11, 2:00 PM, Tate Hall


As is permitted by the Open Meeting Law, MN Statute 13D. - Board members may participate by electronic means.



PHONE: (507) 384-6602 / (507) 412-5109 VP