Minnesota Education Fairs (MEF) Committee

The success of the Minnesota Education Fairs (MEF) is due in large measure, to cooperation among different systems of higher education and a shared vision for efficient and effective provision of post-secondary information to high school students throughout the state of Minnesota. The continued success of the MEF is reliant on maintaining that cooperation and preserving the established network through the MEF planning committee.


Wednesday January 31, 2018: 9am-12pm Site Chair Training & 12:15-2:30pm MEF Meeting 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018: 12-3:00pm

All meetings will be held at Chanhassen High School.

2018/19 MEF Applications

The application to host a 2018-2019 MEF College Fair will be open November 15 until December 30. The Application will go live November 15.

Chair Members

Emily Mattran, Chanhassen High School
Ninette Carlson, Michigan Technological University
Jeff Polski, University of Minnesota 

Committee Members

Heath Baumgard, Dunwoody College
Jenna K. Baumgard, Inver Hills Community College
Brad Burnham, Minnetonka High School
Bill Cleveland, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Natalie Dillion, North Dakota State University
Carly Froyum, University of Kansas
Thia Kampa, Cambridge Isanti High School
Amy Lofquist, Inver Hills Community College
Jenna Long, MN State University-Moorhead
Stephen Murray, Normandale Community College
Estelle Vlieger, Bethany Lutheran College
Jamie Menne, Orono High School
Hillary Vamstad, Northern Michigan University
Colleen Koppes, Iowa State University
Jeron Schmidt, Northland College
Debra Musser, Wayzata High School

MACAC Services Coordinator

The Coordinator's purpose is to assist the MEF Committee in promoting, operating and coordinating the MACAC MEFs. Principal responsibilities:

  • Print, distribute and collect MEF contracts and payments
  • Coordinate with site chairs regarding facilities, regional promotion and follow-up
  • Produce promotional materials and/or guidelines for use at all sites (posters, bags, signs, media alerts, etc.)
  • Field questions from site chairs, postsecondary institutions, parents, students and high schools
  • Streamline site operations
  • Follow-up to evaluate individual sites and MEF program a whole
Liz Hayes
MACAC Services Coordinator

The MEF Committee Chair shall convene the planning committee as needed in order to:

  • Set the master MEF schedule

  • Evaluate program practices and establish policies that will be brought before the MACAC board for approval

  • Monitor the coordination and management of the MEF

  • Support the Coordinator who is responsible for the daily management of the MEF

  • Assist in the training/update of site chairs
  • The committee shall be composed of regional representatives from each of the systems of higher education and the secondary system: State University System, University of Minnesota, Private Colleges, Technical Colleges, Community Colleges and Minnesota School Districts
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