Kaler delivers final State of the University address

March 14, 2019 07:44 PM

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler delivered his final State of the University address on Thursday.

Speaking to more than 200 students, faculty, staff and members of the community, Kaler reflected on his eight years as president and the growing impact of the University's various missions.


Following his address, Kaler participated in a moderated question-and-answer session.

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

"In the end, my actions as president have been consistent with my personal values and the mission of the University of Minnesota," Kaler said. "In the end, I believe this University is a better place for students, faculty and staff than it was in 2011. In the end, I am very thankful for all you've done during these exciting years."

He will officially step down on July 1, and Joan Gabel will become the 17th president of the University of Minnesota, and the first woman to hold that post. She was previously the provost at the University of South Carolina.

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