Request an Appearance

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

*Request an appearance of President-Designate Joan Gabel at your event by completing this request form on the Presidential Transition webpage. 

Here's how to request an appearance of President Eric Kaler 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

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.