The new guard: Effects of administrative turnover

Since Eric Kaler began his presidency at the University of Minnesota in 2011, all but four administrators on his 18-person senior leadership team have left their old posts.

It’s an unspoken rule in higher education that when a new president comes in, key administrators offer their resignation so the new leader has the opportunity to choose his or her new hires.

After Kaler was hired, eight administrators retired or returned to teaching, six got promotions at other universities or companies and one took another position in the senior leadership team.

Since Kaler named Dr. Brooks Jackson vice president for the health sciences and Medical School dean this month, most of the team is set, ready to steer the University into the next decades. READ MORE 

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Published in the Minnesota Daily Nov. 27, 2013


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