Jeff Ettinger
Interim President
Jeff Ettinger
University of Minnesota System

Building a better future … for students 
and for all Minnesotans

The University of Minnesota continues to adapt and excel in these dynamic times for higher education. I’ve been honored to witness, and to help share, the tremendous accomplishments throughout our U of M System. We’ve had record or near-record four-year graduation rates on three of our campuses. We’ve earned more than $1 billion in research awards for three years running. In addition, all five University of Minnesota System campuses have earned the Carnegie Classification for community engagement, making the U of M the nation’s only university system at which every campus has received this distinction. To learn more about the U of M's impact across the state, visit

We’re continuing to build a better future. The Board of Regents has selected Dr. Rebecca Cunningham as the 18th president of the University of Minnesota, and I look forward to working with her as she transitions here. It’s an honor to help lead this great U of M System—one that’s so instrumental in improving the lives of Minnesotans and beyond.

It’s a great honor to be able to lead this amazing research university during a critical time in our history. I will contribute everything I can over the coming months to advance the University of Minnesota as it serves our students and the state.

Jeff Ettinger