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College Leadership

As the largest college at the University of Minnesota, “dedicated to education in the liberal tradition that fosters enriched, productive, and satisfying lives,” CLA leadership takes seriously its responsibility to advance the liberal education of students across the university. CLA’s mission is to guarantee that students are exposed to and become proficient with broad, pluralistic, and complex forms of knowledge. It prepares students to think and act creatively, compassionately, and ethically in their private and public lives and to respond to the needs of others in local and global contexts. College leadership believes that a liberal arts education should promote active, experiential learning; foster students’ intellectual passion and curiosity; and prepare students for their lives after graduation and to take their place as global citizens.

Name Contact
John Coleman
Dean

215 Johnston Hall
612-624-2535
coleman@umn.edu

Jane Blocker
Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities

405 Heller Hall
612-625-1549
block023@umn.edu

Penny Edgell
Associate Dean for Social Sciences

1039 Social Science Building
edgell@umn.edu
612-624-9828

Ascan Koerner
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

244 Ford Hall
612-624-8675
koern011@umn.edu

Steven Manson
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education

473 Social Science Building
612-625-4577
manson@umn.edu

TBD
Director of Human Resources

212 Johnston Hall

Mark Baumgartner
Assistant Dean of Development

220 Johnston Hall
612-624-1397
baumg011@umn.edu

Brent Gustafson
Chief Financial Officer

208 Johnston Hall
612-624-2339
bgustafs@umn.edu

Jamey Hansen
Chief Information Officer

110 Anderson Hall
612-626-3666
hansenj@umn.edu

Kathryn Louis
Chief of Staff

215 Johnston Hall
612-626-4190
loui0032@umn.edu

Scott Meyer
Chief Marketing Officer

135B Johnston Hall
612-626-9270
sdm@umn.edu

Ellen Miller
Executive Assistant to the Dean

215 Johnston Hall
612-626-8039
mill7244@umn.edu

Derk Renwick
Assistant to the Chief of Staff

212 Johnston Hall
612-624-5233
renwick@umn.edu