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Joan Gabel’s presidential initiatives aim to strengthen University of Minnesota research, education, and service to lift our state’s communities and ensure that Minnesota’s land-grant university stands as a beacon of inclusion, preparing students for lives well lived.

Systemwide Strategic Planning

The Systemwide Strategic Plan will guide the direction and priorities of the University, aligning the unique strengths of the University System. The University began its systemwide strategic planning effort in fall 2016 and the Board is expected to review and take action on the complete Plan in the upcoming academic year.  


President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct

The President’s Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct is the University of Minnesota’s systemwide public health approach to reducing and preventing sexual misconduct.

M Safe

President's campus safety initiative

Mental Health

Addressing mental health at the University of Minnesota