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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of president.
The University of Minnesota is a multi-campus, complex, and top-ranked public research institution, and the president must be adept at managing a vast and diverse enterprise, which includes five campuses throughout Minnesota, a full array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, a $1.2 billion sponsored research portfolio, a large and complex portfolio of academic health sciences, NCAA Division I, II, and III athletics, and a host of statewide programs. This next leader should have demonstrated experience leading in this type of setting, whether at a comparable university or as the leader of a similarly complex organization.
Reporting to the Board of Regents, the president of the University of Minnesota holds a unique role as both leader of the five-campus system and of the Twin Cities campus. The president works closely with the Board to shape a vision for the system and execute strategies to achieve excellence in fulfilling the University’s three-part, land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach.
As one of the state’s most prominent public leaders, the president is responsible for connecting the University to the people of the State of Minnesota and serves as an important thought leader and advocate for the University, for student success and engagement, and for the value of higher education, academic freedom, and freedom of expression.
The next president of the University of Minnesota is expected to lead with integrity and humility, and to articulate and execute a bold vision while embracing, embodying, and championing the University’s mission, egalitarian culture, and values. They will be expected to actively listen to and develop relationships with the University’s many constituents, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, legislative leaders, and diverse community members who engage with the University through its many outreach initiatives, including arts and culture organizations, athletics, 4H and Extension, and healthcare.
Candidates must appreciate the history and spirit of the University and collaborate to advance all campuses, their local communities, and the state.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the https://wittkieffer.com/positions/25094-president.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Minnesota in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by December 19, 2023.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s https://apptrkr.com/4791102.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Zach Smith, Ph.D., Jim King, Christine Pendleton, Melody Rose, Ph.D at UMNPresident@wittkieffer.com.
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.