Regents pick lone finalist for U of Minnesota president

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sole finalist is in line to become the first female president of the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents on Wednesday advanced Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, as the single finalist for the president’s job.

Regents Chair David McMillan says Gabel “has shown strong leadership,” and the presidential search advisory committee “strongly recommended” her out of 67 candidates.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the process is not yet complete. McMillan says the university and the regents plan to “fully engage” with Gabel in “multiple public settings.”

If selected, Gabel would succeed current president Eric Kaler, who announced earlier he plans to step down next year after eight years at the school’s helm.

Emma Rechenberg

Emma Rechenberg

Morning Anchor
TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
59°
Hayward
57°
Superior
62°
Hibbing
53°
International Falls
59°
Grand Marais
59°
Ironwood
56°
Siren
56°
Solon Springs
59°
Munising
61°
Brainerd
58°
Bemidji
Aitkin
55°
Silver Bay
63°
Cloquet
59°
Cook
57°
Ely
59°
Grand Rapids
61°
Mora
59°
Moose Lake
59°
Orr
57°
Two Harbors
61°
Hinckley
57°
Sunshine continues!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Today we will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. High will be able to climb into the lower 80’s this afternoon! Dew points

Read More »
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content