Four decades of leadership gather at the University of Minnesota for public conversation

May 1, 2015

Who: University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and former U of M presidents Peter Magrath, Kenneth Keller, Nils Hasselmo, Mark Yudof and Robert Bruininks
What: A public conversation about higher education and the future of our state, moderated by Star Tribune’s Lori Sturdevant.
When: Monday, May 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Carlson Family Stage, Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

Media note: Media wishing to attend should RSVP to Lacey Nygard at ljnygard@umn.edu

For the first time, four decades of University of Minnesota leadership will be on campus together. President Eric Kaler, along with five former U of M presidents – Peter Magrath, Kenneth Keller, Nils Hasselmo, Mark Yudof, and Robert Bruininks – will discuss higher education and the future of the state of Minnesota.

The conversation, moderated by the Star Tribune’s Lori Sturdevant, is expected to address a wide range of issues, including the challenges of a diverse and changing world, financing public higher education and safeguarding academic freedom. The event is free and open to the public.

Presidents served the following terms:

  • C. Peter Magrath, 1974–1984
  • Kenneth H. Keller, 1985-1988
  • Nils Hasselmo, 1988-1997
  • Mark G. Yudof, 1997-2002
  • Robert H. Bruininks, 2002-2011
  • Eric W. Kaler 2011-Present

More information, including biographical information about each president, is available here

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