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.
Feb. 19, 2015
State legislators questioned how the University is using its funding from past budget cuts.
Feb. 11, 2015
The University president says the school plans to realign its budget request for 2016-17.
  • Charlie Bartlett
Feb. 10, 2015
Demonstrations were spurred by unrest regarding diversity on campus.
Feb. 09, 2015
The U held an event last week to find ways to create a more welcoming atmosphere.
  • Charlie Bartlett
Feb. 09, 2015
Ten to 15 students occupied President Eric Kaler's office Monday.
Jan. 15, 2015
Schools leaders assembled a report aimed at improving diversity and equity on campus.
  • Logan Wroge
Jan. 14, 2015
Although Kaler said the recent proposal to make two-year community college free in Minnesota was a good first step, he said all of higher education needs state support.
Dec. 09, 2014
He also discussed the University’s autonomy from the state, retaining Jerry Kill, and a lack of data on homeless students.
Dec. 08, 2014
After a budget forecast predicts a state budget surplus of $1.23 billion, U officials hope to see $77 million.
Dec. 03, 2014
The winning idea to cut costs at the U will earn $1,500 in prize money in February.
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.
Oct. 13, 2014
On Friday, the board approved Kaler’s budget request, which includes a new tuition freeze.
Oct. 06, 2014
He also addressed the declining condition of some University buildings and tuition for out-of-state students.


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