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
John Coleman
Dean
215 Johnston Hall
612-624-2535
coleman@umn.edu
Ascan Koerner
Ascan Koerner
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
115 Johnston Hall
612-624-8675
koern011@umn.edu
Howard Lavine
Howard Lavine
Associate Dean for Social Sciences
212 Johnston Hall
612-624-9839
lavine@umn.edu
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Josephine Lee
Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities
212 Johnston Hall
612-625-1549
jolee@umn.edu
Malinda Lindquist
Malinda Lindquist
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
220 Johnston Hall

lindqust@umn.edu

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Ann Meier
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs
113 Johnston Hall
612-625-4577
meierann@umn.edu
Janet Bouyer
Janet Bouyer
Chief Human Resources Officer
212 Johnston Hall
612-625-8358
jtbouyer@umn.edu
Louis Clark
Louis Clark
Chief Advancement Officer
220 Johnston Hall
612-626-2391
clarkl@umn.edu
Brent Gustafson
Brent Gustafson
Chief Financial Officer
208 Johnston Hall
612-624-2339
bgustafs@umn.edu
Jamey Hansen
Jamey Hansen
Chief Information Officer
110 Anderson Hall
612-626-3666
hansenj@umn.edu