Gov. Mark Dayton adds university lecturer to his resume Wednesday when he speaks to the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School Policy Fellows.
His speech (lecture?) on “Minnesota’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities” is to the 35 current fellows, along with alumni of the program. Some media may attend, but it’s not open to the public.
The Policy Fellow program each year takes 35 people from the business, government and nonprofit worlds for monthly sessions designed to foster leadership and professional development.
Among the current fellows are Dawn Bauder, corporate counsel, Best Buy; Jennifer Cieslak, chief of staff, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota; Larry Hiscock, executive director, Harrison Neighborhood Association; Annie Levenson-Falk, policy manager, Citizens League; Sharif Mohamed, imam, Dar-Al-Hijrah Mosque; C. David Nelson, executive director, the Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation; and Jason Burley, regional sales leader, Cargill, and public affairs officer, Minnesota Army National Guard.
With a state election looming and a history of state budget problems, they may get some interesting insights from the governor. And they’ll have time to ask their own questions.
The Policy Fellows program has been running since 1990, started by former Vice President Walter Mondale and Ambassador Geri Joseph.