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Published February 07, 2011, 02:43 PM

ND College Staff Seek Voice on Higher Ed Board

Staff workers at North Dakota's colleges want a voice on the state Board of Higher Education.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Staff workers at North Dakota's colleges want a voice on the state Board of Higher Education.

A bill reviewed Monday by the North Dakota House's Education Committee would give the university system's staff Senate a nonvoting position on the board.

The senate represents support workers such as cooks, custodians and counselors.

The Board of Higher Education now has eight voting members and a faculty representative who doesn't vote.

Aaron Berg is president of the staff Senate and a police supervisor at the North Dakota State College of Science at Wahpeton. He says staff Senate has been organized statewide since 2008.

The Education Committee has recommended the bill be approved. It is HB1213.

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