By Amelia Santaniello

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota’s new president has been in office for four months now. Joan Gabel is the 17th president in the U’s 167-year history and the first woman.

She brings a fresh perspective to the ‘U’ when it comes to cost, admissions and even mental health.

But as WCCO’s Amelia Santaniello learned, it’s her own experiences as a mom of college kids that drives her daily decisions.

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Amelia Santaniello