It's been an honor and a pleasure to begin serving as president of this great university, and my first two months have been a whirlwind of activity. I've thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you in the University community and all around the great state of Minnesota. Now I'm looking forward to inauguration week—Sept. 16-20—a week full of events highlighting the breadth of the University's work and capped by inauguration ceremonies. I invite you to watch the live broadcast of the installation ceremony online (at 9 a.m.) and to attend or watch my inauguration address at 11 a.m. on the steps of Northrop. For more details, visit the inauguration page.
Together we will build spaces of discovery, standing as a beacon of inclusion, preparing students for lives well lived, and driving Minnesota forward. And as we serve our state, we will help change the world.” Joan Gabel