Lawrence J. Pogemiller

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
(651) 259-3900
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul
Appointment Term: 
Nov 9, 2011 At the Pleasure of the Governor

On October 28, 2011, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Sen. Larry Pogemiller as the new commissioner of the Office of Higher Education. Sen. Pogemiller served more than three decades in the Minnesota Senate. His district included both the University of Minnesotas main campus and Augsburg College. He was honored with the University of Minnesota Alumni Associations Legislator of the Year award in 1996, 2001, and 2005. He received his B.S. in transportation engineering from the University of Minnesota and his master's in public administration from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. He's also attended the University of Minnesotas Graduate School of Economics. 11/2011