President's staff

Please feel free to contact the Office of the President with your ideas, questions, and concerns.

Our staff can be reached during normal office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 612-626-1616
Fax: 612-625-3875

U.S. Mail:
202 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

President’s Staff

Chief of Staff
Jon Steadland
Areas of responsibility: Academic Health Center/Clinical Integration/Medical School; Athletics/Big Ten/NCAA; President's Cabinet; Compliance; Eastcliff; Operations (Budget, IT, U Services, HR); System Campuses/Council; UMAA; UMF. 

Office Manager and Policy Coordinator
Laura Wegscheid

Bridget Toskey

Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Assistant to Karen Kaler
Karen Rudeen

Correspondence Manager and Finance Liaison
Eve Wolf

Principal Secretary 
Nicole Borneman

Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives
Julie Reuvers
Areas of responsibility: Campus Climate; Equity and Diversity; Global Programs; Student Affairs.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives
Molly Hayes

Areas of responsibility: System Campuses/Council; Operations (Budget, HR, IT, University Services, Investments & Banking); Global Programs; Systemwide Strategic Planning; Policy Advisory Committee (PAC); Speechwriter; Liaison to the University of Minnesota Foundation & University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives
Brianne Keeney
Areas of responsibility: Academics; Agriculture; Faculty Affairs; Global Programs; Health Sciences; K-12/P20; Governance; Research.

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 formOnce 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

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