The University of Minnesota Board of Regents appointed Joan T.A. Gabel, GMLC 2012 Alumna, as the University’s 17th President by a unanimous vote.  She assumed the office on July 1, 2019.

“President-Designate Gabel stood out from a highly competitive pool of candidates that advanced through a thorough and thoughtful search process. Her qualifications, combined with her warmth, energy and her genuine engagement with students, faculty, staff and others are proof that she will make an outstanding President,” said David McMillan, chair of the Minnesota Board of Regents.

Joan is the first woman in the University’s 167-year history to hold its highest office!

Congratulations Joan!!