Eric Kaler

University’s 16th president took office July 1st, 2011 during a tumultuous period for the school and the state. His first day on the job coincided with an ongoing state shutdown. A few days later he presented a budget to the Board of Regents that increased tuition and was heavy in cuts. He replaced former president Bob Bruininks.
Nov. 13, 2014
The school's multimillion-dollar request will provide research and support in communities across the state.
Nov. 11, 2014
He also said he would meet with the group Whose Diversity? to discuss the issue of diversity at the University.
  • Liz Anderson
Nov. 11, 2014
Whose Diversity? has over 700 backing its demands, and Kaler has agreed to talk to the group.
Sep. 08, 2014
He also hopes to keep the Washington Redskins’ name out of school materials when the team plays at on campus this fall.
Sep. 04, 2014
Land O’Lakes donated $25 million to the University of Minnesota on Tuesday.
Sep. 03, 2014
Land O’Lakes will receive naming rights on a new center for excellence.
Sep. 02, 2014
The University's president discussed expanding a longstanding academic alliance with two Norwegian schools.
Aug. 06, 2014
U leaders will ask lawmakers for a funding boost to lengthen the current tuition freeze.
Jul. 23, 2014
The University president also discussed his goals for the institution and how the new campus tobacco ban is enforced.
Jul. 16, 2014
Under his new, recently approved contract, President Eric Kaler will earn nearly $1 million in fiscal year 2020.
Jul. 09, 2014
His base pay is now $625,250 per year, a 2.5 percent increase from his previous pay.
Jul. 02, 2014
The University also set aside $15 million for merit-based faculty and staff pay raises for next year’s budget.
Jul. 02, 2014
Other Twin Cities schools are hesitant to create their own adjunct unions.
Jul. 02, 2014
University of Minnesota officials say the increase comes from an improving economy and a new approach to talking with donors.
Jun. 26, 2014
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings at the TCF Bank Stadium this fall.


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