MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The only finalist to become the University of Minnesota’s next president is meeting people Monday in the Twin Cities.

Joan T.A. Gabel is a provost at the University of South Carolina. She would be the U of M’s first female president and replace Eric Kaler.

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Gabel is visiting all five University of Minnesota campuses this week.

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On Monday morning, she took part in a public forum at the Twin Cities campus.

She’ll visit the Morris and Crookston campuses Tuesday, the Duluth campus Wednesday, and the Rochester campus Thursday.

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On Friday, she’ll interview with the full Board of Regents.