Over 60 Applications Received in Search for New U of M President

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November 06, 2018 09:36 AM

The University of Minnesota reports more than 60 applications have been received in the search for the school's new president.

A release on the school's website said the Presidential Search Advisory Committee met last week to begin reviewing the candidates.


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The group is working to finalize the list of applicants who will be invited to take part in interviews later this month.

Eric Kaler, who has served in his post since 2011, announced in July that he would leave that role in June of next year.

RELATED: More Details Available in Kaler's Amended Employment Agreement at U of M

He will continue as president through June 30 of next year, then will serve as president emeritus from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. From July 1, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020, Kaler will receive a six-month transitional leave of absence to prepare him to assume his faculty position.

RELATED: Kaler Announces He is Leaving Post as President at U of M

Kaler will then assume a position as a tenured full professor in the College of Science and Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science on Jan. 1, 2021.

He is to retain the president emeritus title as a faculty member and will hold an honorary chair to be established by the Board of Regents.

Kaler will continue to reside at Eastcliff, the university president's residence, through June 30 of next year.


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