Jane M. Olsen
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Jane M. Olsen, founding director of the St. Cloud State Women’s Center, has been appointed as a non-attorney member to the Seventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Selection by Gov. Mark Dayton. Olsen, who is an adjunct faculty member who occasionally teaches in the Division of General Studies, Honors Program and in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education, is a member of the National Women’s Studies Association and serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Women’s Consortium. The Seventh Judicial District covers the counties of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ottertail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena. The Commission on Judicial Selection recruits and reviews judicial candidates for judgeship vacancies that occur within district courts and for openings that take place during the term of a judge on the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. The Commission then puts forth three to five recommendations to the governor for consideration. Forty-nine members are appointed to the Commission – 27 by the Governor and 22 by the Supreme Court. Nine members serve in an at-large capacity while four serve in each judicial district.