Please feel free to contact the Office of the President with your ideas, questions, and concerns.
To inquire about specific policy issues, please contact members of the president’s Policy and Initiatives Team.
Our staff can be reached during normal office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
202 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Speeches and Appearances
Requests for President Kaler to attend events or speak to organizations and groups must be submitted online using the Request an Appearance form. Once you submit your request, there are strict deadlines and guidelines to be followed. Please be aware that the president’s calendar often fills up months ahead of time. Regretfully, we are unable to accommodate all requests.
Media Requests and Interviews
Please contact the University News Service.
Chief of Staff
Associate to the President
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff
Eastcliff Events Coordinator and Assistant to Karen Kaler
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives
Athletics, Operational Units (Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, University Services, Facilities), Operational Excellence
Associate to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives
Jon Steadland, Ph.D.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Student Affairs, University Governance, System Campuses
Deputy Chiefs of Staff for Communications
Ann Aronson, Chief Marketing Officer
Chuck Tombarge, Chief Public Relations Officer