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CLA alumni gather for first “virtual” college-wide town hall

April 17, 2020

Responding to continued interest on how UMN College of Liberal Arts was addressing the challenges presented by COVID-19, the first-ever, all-CLA Virtual Town Hall took place April 16.

Questions from alumni and friends of the college were gathered through the registration process and college leaders joined Dean of the College John Coleman. Coleman provided a summary of when and how the college put COVID-19 response plans into action and praised the rapid, attentive action of the faculty, staff and CLA community.

Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities Jane Blocker, Chief Financial Officer Brent Gustafson, Chief Information Officer Jamey Hansen, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Ascan Koerner, and CLA Student Board President Natasha Shoni joined the dean and added their perspectives and insights.

Director of Alumni Experiences and College Events Megan Mehl moderated the event, and commented that the event offered a chance to engage with alumni throughout Minnesota and far beyond.