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April 9, 2010
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Vincent Magnuson, UMD Vice Chancellor, Academic Administration 218 726-7103

Finalists for UMD Chancellor Announced

The following announcement was sent out to the UMD campus this afternoon from University of Minnesota President Robert H. Bruininks announcing the candidate finalists for UMD chancellor.

Kathryn A. Martin will retire July 31 after 15 years as UMD chancellor.

From: Robert H. Bruininks, President
Subject: University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Chancellor Search

I am delighted to announce that two finalists have been invited to campus interviews for the position of University of Minnesota Duluth Chancellor:


Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA

Campus Public Forum is scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, Chem 200


Provost, Missouri State University and Chancellor, Mountain Grove Campus

Missouri State University in Springfield, MO

Campus Public Forum is scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, Chem 200

We are in the process of arranging a series of on-campus interviews to introduce each of these candidates to faculty, staff, and students of the Duluth campus, broader Duluth community leaders, and University of Minnesota system leadership beginning next week (see above). More detailed information about the candidates and the position will be posted at

As chief executive officer of the campus, the Chancellor is responsible for the academic vision and the administrative leadership of the campus, and for representing, and advocating for, the campus throughout the broader University and to the Duluth community, region, state legislature, and public and private sectors.

Having had the privilege of working closely with the UMD campus for the past 20 years, I have seen UMD's academic profile, standing, and impact grow substantially. It is my responsibility, together with the campus and broader University and the Duluth and northern Minnesota communities, to ensure that these important gains are sustained and that UMD continues to thrive under new leadership. I know you all share the same strong commitment to the Duluth campus and the University of Minnesota, and I look forward to engaging you and the surrounding community in this important public engagement process as part of the search for a new University of Minnesota Duluth Chancellor.

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