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Meet the University of Minnesota's 18th president

On February 26, the Board of Regents publicly interviewed three finalists and selected Dr. Rebecca Cunningham to serve as our University’s 18th president. This selection was the culmination of a comprehensive, highly transparent national search launched in the fall of 2023. We are thrilled that  Dr. Cunningham will be our next leader and encourage you to learn more about her in the coming months as we welcome her into the University community.

The presidential search was thorough and we are grateful for the broad community engagement and input at each phase. The input of faculty, staff, students, alumni, community leaders, and others – as well as the time and energy that so many devoted to this process over the past seven months – was essential to informing our search process and the Board’s selection of our president-designate.

As our state’s only land-grant research university, the University of Minnesota belongs to all of us. Thank you for your ongoing engagement in our search for and selection of our University’s next leader.


Regent Janie S. Mayeron, Chair
Regent Doug A. Huebsch, Co-Vice Chair
Regent Mike O. Kenyanya, Co-Vice Chair