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. 24, 2015
The Association sent a message to U alumni about Sept. 11 memorial plans.
Nov. 24, 2015
The Minnesota Daily discussed research funding, athletics and his recent trip to South Korea.
  • Hannah Schacherl
Nov. 19, 2015
Kaler traveled to both Hong Kong and Seoul, South Korea, on a recent trip.
Oct. 28, 2015
The University president also discussed Whose Diversity? sanctions and data requests.
Sep. 03, 2015
Mike Ellis, associate athletic director for the University, has gone on voluntary leave while investigators look into five reports against him.
Aug. 07, 2015
Teague stepped down after two University employees complained about inappropriate texts and physical behavior.
Jul. 25, 2015
Features like a basement and additional exhibit space weren't originally slated in the plans, but will now be included.
Jul. 22, 2015
The U’s president discussed the school’s new police chief and regents, too.
Jun. 24, 2015
After debating how steep to raise tuition for nonresidents, regents settled on President Kaler's original proposal.
Jun. 12, 2015
The safeguards are expected to take up to a year to implement.
Jun. 09, 2015

The plan comes after two reports blasted the U's human research practices

Jun. 05, 2015
Tuition costs are expected to increase between 1.5 and 7 percent this fall.
May. 19, 2015

State legislators did not give the University of Minnesota funds for tuition freeze.

May. 11, 2015

An investigation of another University psychiatric drug study found errors. 

Apr. 30, 2015
He also discussed performance goals state lawmakers tied to U funding.


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