Request an Appearance

Thank you for visiting President Kaler’s website and requesting his appearance at your event. Please know that President Kaler’s schedule is extremely busy and his calendar fills up months in advance. He places the highest priority on attending events that support and highlight the University’s mission.

Here's how to request an appearance of the president at your event:

First: As far in advance as possible, complete this form: Request an appearance. If you have any questions or concerns about it, please contact Bridget Toskey, the president's scheduler, at 612-301-2471, or via email at btoskey@umn.edu.

You will hear from Ms. Toskey within weeks of submitting the form whether the president is available to appear at your event. Please give us at least three weeks to decide on your request before following up with a phone call.

Second: If President Kaler's participation at your event is confirmed, the following steps must be taken in the time frame noted to ensure that President Kaler is adequately prepared.

  1. Remarks
    If President Kaler will be giving remarks, you must immediately contact Ms. Toskey and she will direct you to the person on President Kaler's staff who will work with you on developing the remarks. This contact must be initiated no later than two months in advance of your event. 

  2. Materials
    You must submit materials related to your event, including invitations sent to your guests, programs for the event, and brochures, to Bridget Toskey no later than two weeks in advance of your event.

  3. Guest List 
    You must submit a final guest list to Bridget Toskey no later than one week in advance of your event.

Again, the first step is to fill out this form: Request an appearance.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. We look forward to working with you.