Contact Us / President's Staff
Please feel free to contact the Office of the President with your ideas, questions, and concerns.
To inquire about specific policy issues, please contact members of the president’s Policy and Initiatives Team. Those members and their areas of responsibility are listed below.
Our staff can be reached during normal office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
202 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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 form. Once 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
Please contact the University News Service.
Chief of Staff
Associate to the President
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff
Eastcliff Events Coordinator and Assistant to Karen Kaler
Chief of Staff
Areas of responsibility: Academic Health Center/Clincal Integration/Medical School; Athletics/Big Ten/NCAA; President's Cabinet; Compliance; Eastcliff; Operations (Budget, IT, U Services, HR); System Campuses/Council; UMAA; UMF.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives
Areas of responsibility: Agriculture; Campus Climate; Equity and Diversity; Faculty & Academic Affairs; Global Programs; Graduate Education; Health Sciences; Higher Education Organizations (AAU, APLU); Research; Student Affairs; System-wide Strategic Planning; Undergraduate Education.
Areas of responsibility: Awards/Honors/Recognitions/Namings; Board of Regents Meetings/Materials; Department Visits; Policy Committees (PAC/PPC); President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct; Special Projects; University Senate.
Areas of responsibility: Presidential Communications; International Travel and International Campus Visits; Government Relations/Advocacy; President's Social Media.