President Joan T.A. Gabel
President Joan T.A. Gabel
University of Minnesota System

Coming together as a community

The University community has expressed overwhelming sadness, anger, and demands for accountability and justice over the tragic death of George Floyd. As a community, we have a responsibility to uphold our values and a duty to honor them, and we’ve taken important first steps to do so. The safety and well-being of University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, and we know that we have more work to do. We hear you. We see you. And we are committed to working with you to advance solutions to the challenges we face, in the timeless spirit of what it means to be a place of learning.

The University continues to focus on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. For operational updates, please visit our Safe Campus website and for the latest information on the University's work to change the course of the virus, visit COVID-19: Stories, Insights and Experts. In addition, the Academic & Research Planning Work Group and Finance & Operations Planning Work Group, which are guided by a distinct set of principles, including a core commitment to shared governance, are working to provide recommendations for the University’s Board of Regents and me to consider. There is also a group charged by the Office of the Provost that is examining the spectrum of options for in-person education this fall.  

Thank you for all your continued advocacy and efforts. 

The Academic and Research Planning Work Group presented their final report at the October 8, 2020, Board of Regents Mission Fulfillment Committee meeting.

The Finance and Operations Work Group presented its final recommendations to the Board of Regents at the June 12, 2020 and July 8, 2020 Board Meetings.

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

Meet the Team

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President Gabel's team is organized by two core areas of focus: strategy and operations.

Meet the team members