A new state college or university shall be established only by specific legislation. For the purposes of this subdivision, campuses or centers that are merged or reorganized under section 136F.14 are not new state colleges or universities.
The board may determine the exact location and site for each campus or center.
The board shall not establish off-campus centers or other permanent sites to provide academic programs, courses, or student services without authorizing legislation. For the purposes of this subdivision, the campus of Metropolitan State University is the seven-county metropolitan area. This section does not apply to sites set up specifically for the delivery of courses and programs through telecommunications.