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Welcome President Gabel!

Drone shot of the activity fields at UMD.
September 30, 2019

The University of Minnesota System President is visiting Duluth this week.

University of Minnesota System President Joan Gabel is visiting UMD on Tuesday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 

Campus leaders are showcasing UMD through an experiential tour that includes:




Visit the renovated Multicultural Center

Tuesday, October 1

2-2:15 p.m.

Multicultural Center

Kirby Student Center

Room 270

The Securian Math Learning Lab

Tuesday, October 1

3:10 - 3:25 p.m.

The Kathryn A. Martin Library

416 Library Drive

Associate Professor Arshia Khan’s dementia research with robots

Tuesday, October 1

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Voss-Kovach Hall Room 17

1305 Ordean Court

Communication Science Disorders ALS voice–banking lab

Wednesday, October 2

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Chester Park Room 180

31 College Street

In addition, to the tour, a Town Hall is being held on Tuesday, October 1 from 1 - 1:30 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. This is an opportunity for President Gabel to share her systemwide strategic plan and answer questions from UMD’s students, faculty, and staff.

An alumni meet and greet is being hosted at Glensheen on Tuesday, October 1 from 5 - 6 p.m.

The media is welcome to join President Gabel at any of the above events. Please let Lori Melton know what you plan to come to and if you’d like to request additional interview time with Gabel while she’s in Duluth.

About President Gabel

University of Minnesota President Gabel

Joan T.A. Gabel is the 17th president of the University of Minnesota. She leads the University’s mission by honoring its legacy as a place of discovery and opportunity, while emphasizing solutions inspired by Minnesotans that serve our state and change the world.

Gabel started at the University of Minnesota on July 1, 2019. She was inaugurated on September 20, 2019.

Gabel most recently served as executive vice president and provost at the University of South Carolina.