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Kaler named next University president

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named alumnus Eric Kaler, Ph.D., as the University’s 16th president. He will succeed Robert Bruininks, Ph.D., who plans to return to the faculty.

Kaler, 54, completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University in 1982. He currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and vice president for Brookhaven affairs at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, and will assume his new role on July 1.

Read more about Kaler at z.umn.edu/kalernamed.

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