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Johnson to chair U of M committee

MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota Regent Dean E. Johnson of Willmar has been appointed chairman of the Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents.

MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota Regent Dean E. Johnson of Willmar has been appointed chairman of the Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents.

The committee advises the University's administration on quality of life matters affecting students, faculty and staff.

The committee addresses issues of health, safety, insurance, retirement and working conditions. The committee also reviews personnel-related issues and policies.

Board of Regents committee chairs preside over the meetings of their respective committees and work regularly with the University administration on the development of committee agendas.

Committee chairs are appointed by the chairman of the Board of Regents, currently Clyde Allen of Moorhead.

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Johnson was elected by the Minnesota State Legislature in March 2007 to a six-year term as a regent. His term expires in 2013.

Johnson is a former state legislator who served as minority and majority leader of the Minnesota Senate. He is a pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar and is a retired general and chaplain with the Minnesota Army National Guard.

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In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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