Speeches and Spotlights
John Coleman, chair, President’s and Provost’s Committee on University History, and dean, College of Liberal Arts
Members, President’s and Provost’s Committee on University History
Eric W. Kaler, President
Karen Hanson, Executive Vice President and Provost
Dear Twin Cities Campus Greek Community Leaders,
Early Wednesday morning, a University of Minnesota Twin Cities student was found deceased at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity near the Saint Paul campus. Many members of our University community are mourning this loss and trying to make sense of it. It also reminds us of other tragedies we’ve experienced in our community. As your president and a parent, I am deeply troubled any time we lose a life much too early.
When something like this occurs, it’s important for all of us to pause and take stock of what more we need to do as individuals and as a community.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announces he will leave role at end of his eighth year in July 2019
Today the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved a nonbinding letter of intent among the University, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), and Fairview Health Services that takes us one step closer to re-imagining our clinical partnership under the M Health brand.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Another academic year has ended, a year with a clear systemwide focus and with systemwide achievements. To me, that’s what made 2017-2018 exceptional and forward looking for all of the campuses of the University of Minnesota.
Let’s begin in Crookston, where many of us visited to officially inaugurate Chancellor Mary Holz Clause in April. There, we see a real commitment to a systemwide research approach.
President Kaler sent this message to the University community today.
I write to update you on the search for the next vice president for research. As you will recall, Dr. Allen S. Levine was appointed interim vice president for research in January 2017. His permanent appointment began October 2017, and he was to continue through August 31, 2019. Vice President Levine has let me know his desire to step down this fall semester. I appreciate his collaborative and thoughtful leadership; he has done an excellent job guiding the University of Minnesota’s research enterprise.
The search committee has been named and charged, and other details on the search for a new Vice President for Equity and Diversity.
The Vice President for Equity and Diversity is responsible for providing visionary leadership across the University of Minnesota System to establish the University as a place known for inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and outreach with local and global communities.
President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct: From Theory to Practice . . . Innovations in Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus
On May 17, 2018. Kaaren Williamsen, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan, and Katie Eichele, director of the Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota, presented at a forum titled. From Theory to Practice: Innovations in Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus.
Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to our new Board member, Regent Simonson.
I had the opportunity to meet Regent Simonson for the first time in 2011 when we met at FarmFest. We welcome him with enthusiasm.