Kevin Beckman


Board of Regents don't see eye-to-eye on approval of coaching contracts

Despite approving the largest coaching contract in school history last week, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is divided over whether they should approve large coaching contracts. Regents have debated for months over whether they should approve high-dollar coaching contracts — like P.J.

Legislative committee picks four candidates for open UMN Board of Regents seats

Three current regents and a former board member were recommended Tuesday for four open seats on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. A joint meeting of the Senate and House higher education committees nominated former-regent Steve Sviggum and incumbents Darrin Rosha, David McMillan and Tom Devinefor the open positions after interviewing finalists. Sviggum, who wasn’t vetted by the Regent Candidate Advisory Council — which screens and recommends candidates — was nominated at the meeting.

Laura Brod brought 'quiet change' to the Board of Regents

Though she would eventually serve for years on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, Laura Brod’s first memories of the school were watching her brothers play hockey. “My parents would throw me in the car ... I’d grab a little blanket, and we’d come up here every Sunday night and watch intramural hockey,” Brod said.

12 candidates vie for four open Board of Regents seats

After days of interviews from a screening council, the list of candidates for the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents was narrowed to 12 last month. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council — the body that screens and recommends candidates — released its recommendations Jan.

President Kaler responds to Trump's immigration executive order

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement Sunday night expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. While he didn’t take a position on Trump’s order, Kaler said the University has a long history of welcoming students and faculty from around the world, and that the school will support those affected by the order.

For some regent members, Fleck coaching costs cause unease

In the next five years, new Gophers football head coach P.J. Fleck could rake in $18 million, generating concern among some University of Minnesota regents. The compensation — making Fleck the highest paid state employee — makes a few on the Board of Regents uneasy. But even some regents comfortable with the cost complain the level of authority the board has over employment contracts is unclear.

University of Minnesota Board of Regents finalists narrowed to 12

a seat on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has been narrowed to 12 after three days of interviews. The 12 finalists, which include three current regents, the CEO of General Mills, a former Gophers and Green Bay Packers football player and a Twin Cities radiologist, among others, are competing to fill four seats on the board.