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University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks to Visit Crookston Campus on Fri., Mar. 14, 2008
March 11, 2008

Contact: Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (March 10, 2008) – University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks will visit the Crookston campus on Friday, March 14, and meet with students, faculty and staff as well as the community and other campus partners. The public is invited to attend a discussion from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. with President Bruininks and Senior Vice President Robert Jones hosted by the Crookston Chamber of Commerce. This forum for business, community and alumni leaders will be held in the Student Center Prairie Room.
The visit by President Bruininks will serve as an opportunity for attendees to learn more about how the University of Minnesota and Crookston campus work throughout northwestern Minnesota to provide educational opportunities, resources and research to benefit the region.
The 15th president of the University of Minnesota, Bruininks has served the University since 1968, as professor, dean, executive vice president and provost, and now, chief executive officer. Under his leadership, the University system has undertaken a major strategic planning initiative aimed at making the University of Minnesota one of the top three public research universities in the world within a decade, complemented by an equivalent standard of excellence for each of the coordinate campuses located at Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. Invent yourself at the University of Minnesota, Crookston – become a leader, innovate through technology and research and secure the career you want. To learn more, visit