Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system Board of Trustees Chairman Scott Thiss tells the Star Tribune how Chancellor James McCormick was legendary for going to great lengths to stay in close contact with his trustees:
Thiss related that the chancellor once telephoned trustee Jim Luoma while the latter was up in a deer stand, hunting. When Luoma explained his whereabouts, whispering to avoid attracting the attention of his prey, McCormick replied, "Would you mind climbing a little higher? The reception isn't very good."
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