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

Creating greater impact for Minnesota and beyond

As we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic, the University of Minnesota has taken important steps to advance the strength and impact of the University System, including to increase our four-year graduation rate; to exceed $1 billion in competitive R&D (Research and Development) awards two years in a row for the first time in our history; to contain student debt; and launch new innovative programs like NXT GEN MED, an exciting new collaboration with Google and Mayo Clinic. These efforts, and many others are guided by the University’s comprehensive systemwide strategic plan, MPact 2025, and our Commitments to serve our students, discovery, the state, equity and inclusion, and responsible fiscal stewardship at world-class levels, and to work together as one System, from Crookston to Duluth, Morris to Rochester, and to the Twin Cities, so that the University of Minnesota’s best days lie ahead.

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