Board of Trustees Chair
Congressional District #5
Legislative District #44A
Term Dates: July 1, 2010, through
June 30, 2016
3924 Natchez Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Michael M. Vekich, St. Louis Park, is CEO of Vekich Associates in Minneapolis; as well as chairman, president and chief operating officer of Skyline Exhibits in Eagan. Previously, he was the CEO of Vekich Arkema and Company, managing partner of Grazzini Paquay and Company, and a consultant with Haskins and Sells. Vekich earned his bachelor of arts degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Minnesota. He is vice chair of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority Commission, vice chair of the Minnesota Board of Accountancy, and serves on a number of corporate and civic boards.
Vekich was a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2002, and served as chair for four years. He also was a member of the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee and a founding member and vice chair of the Minnesota Higher Education Services Council.Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Vekich to the Board of Trustees in 2010 for a six-year term ending June 30, 2016.