Scott Thiss, chair of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, and Cecilia Retelle, manager of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Education and Labor Management Policy Committee and a lobbyist for Minnesota business, came to Central Lakes College Tuesday, Aug. 16, to visit with administration and tour some of the Brainerd campus. They were acompanied by Bernie Omann, a CLC alum (baseball pitcher) and former legislator from the St. Cloud area, who is now the legislative liaison for MnSCU. Chairman Thiss, president-CEO of an Edina holding company, is completing his six-year MnSCU board term that expires June 30, 2012. He was appointed by then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty.