Eric Kaler stopped by WCCO 4 News Sunday morning to talk with Esme Murphy about his first week in office and what lies ahead at the University of Minnesota.
It’s the first official day on the job for Eric Kaler, the 16th President of the University of Minnesota. He informally assumed the reins and responsibility for the U’s $3.7 billion budget last Friday, the same day the state government shutdown went into effect.
The University of Minnesota gets a new president this week when Eric Kaler officially takes the top job on Friday.
The University of Minnesota hired it’s 16th president on Thursday, offering him a compensation package worth $610,000, which would put him about in the middle of his fellow Big Ten presidents.
The man with the inside track to be the next president of the University of Minnesota will be on campus Wednesday meeting with deans, regents and faculty members.
The man poised to become the next president of the University of Minnesota has big ambitions for the university, but they won’t come cheap.
One finalist has been named in the search for someone to replace University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks.