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Search for U of M Vice President of Academic Health and Medical School dean underway

September 26, 2013

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced today that the search for the new dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Health Sciences is well underway, with preliminary interviews concluded and candidate public forums scheduled for the coming weeks.

During the past month the search committee reviewed the applicant pool, conducted confidential interviews of selected candidates and recommended to President Kaler individuals to invite to public interviews.

"We are pleased with the exceptional quality of candidates, and look forward to offering the campus community, partners in the health sciences and others the opportunity to meet each candidate during the public interview process," Kaler said Thursday. "We need someone who is innovative, thoughtful and ready to ensure we continue providing world-class research, education and patient care. I’m confident these candidates are up to the task."

Public interviews will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4-6 p.m. Locations of interviews are as follows: Oct. 3, 2-690 Moos Tower; Oct. 15, 2-620 Moos Tower; Oct. 17, 1-450 Moos Tower.

During each interview, candidates will participate in a public forum called "A Vision for the Academic Health Sciences in 2023," providing their 10-year vision for the academic health sciences if chosen as the University’s next vice president and dean.

Following the public forums, traditional interviews for each candidate will take place with select University stakeholder groups.

Candidate names and vitae will be posted the day before their campus visit on the Dean & Vice President website at:

Twin Cities Campus: