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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Land Grant Act

Advisory Committee

Key contact: Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement

  • Robert J. Jones, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, University of Minnesota System, cochair
  • Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, cochair
  • Massoud Amin, H.W. Sweat Chair; Director, Technological Leadership Institute Mark Baumgartner, University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Heidi Lasley Barajas, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development
  • Greg Cuomo, Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Bev Durgan, Dean and Director, Extension
  • John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health
  • Ed Goetz, Professor and Director, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
  • Michelle Hargrave, Director, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Brad Hokanson, Associate Dean, College of Design
  • Kent R. Horsager, Chair Elect, University of Minnesota Alumni Association
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Sonja Kuftinec, Professor, Theater Arts and Dance
  • Geoffrey Maruyama, Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean, Global Programs and Strategies Alliance
  • Louis Mendoza, Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity
  • Mary Nichols, Dean, College of Continuing Education
  • Ruth Okediji, Professor, Law School
  • James Parente, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Jerry Rinehart, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Maureen Reed, Chair, University of Minnesota Alumni Association
  • Lizzy Shay, President, Minnesota Student Association
  • Dick Senese, Associate Dean, Extension
  • Kinh Vu, Community Engaged Scholarship Graduate Student Task Force
  • David Wilkins, Professor, American Indian Studies

Ex officio:

  • Diana Harvey, Chief Communications Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President; UMN Land Grant 150 Working Group co-chair
  • Kate Tyler, Director of Academic Administration Strategic Communication and Associate to the Senior Vice President; UMN Land Grant Working Group co-chair
  • Ann Pflaum, University Historian, University Relations
  • Deb Cran, Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration/UMN System

Working Group

Key contact: Kate Tyler, Strategic Communications Director, Office of the Senior VP for Academic Administration, UMN System

  • Diana Harvey, Chief Communications Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff, President's Office, co-chair
  • Kate Tyler, Director of Strategic Communications/Associate to the Sr.VP, Academic AdministrationUMN System, co-chair
  • Becky Beyers, Communications Director, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Tricia Bunten, Chief Development Officer, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Tim Busse, Communications Director, University Services
  • John Byrnes, Program Director, Extension
  • Cynthia Cashman, Chief Development Officer, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Alicia Cordes, Director of Communications, Office for Equity and Diversity
  • Martha Douglas, Communications Director, University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Tessa Eagan, Public Relations Representative, College of Liberal Arts
  • Heather Faulkner, Vice President of Strategic Communications, University of Minnesota Alumni Association
  • Ann Freeman, Internal Communications Director, University Relations
  • Ron Gilmore, Interim Communications Director, Academic Health Center
  • Ole Gram, Associate to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Mary Hicks, Director of Development/Alumni Relations, College of Liberal Arts
  • Ben Johnson, Director, Concerts and Lectures
  • Sarah Kelling, Communications Director, University of Minnesota, Rochester
  • Julie Lund, Director of Communications, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
  • Lisa Marshall, Public Relations Coordinator, School of Music
  • Sandy Massel, Director of Campus Engagement, University of Minnesota Alumni Relations
  • John Merritt, Communications Director, Vice President for Research
  • Lisa Meyer, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Trevor Miller, Director of External Relations, College of Design
  • Lori Mollberg, Director of Alumni Relations, College of Design
  • Erik Moore, Acting Head, University Archives
  • Jan Morlock, Community Relations Director, University Relations
  • Matt Nielsen, Director of Development and External Affairs, Weisman Art Museum
  • Rebecca Noran, Assistant Director/ Communications Mgr., Extension Center for Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Kelly O'Brien, Communications Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts
  • Ann Pflaum, University Historian, University Relations
  • Cheryl Reitan, Assistant Director of Communications, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Jon Ruzek, Director of Alumni Relations, College of Education and Human Development
  • Jennifer Schulz, Communications Director, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
  • Nina Shepherd, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Academic Administration/UMN System
  • Lynn Slifer, Director of External Relations, College of Education and Human Development
  • Andrew Svec, Communications Director, University of Minnesota, Crookston
  • Johnny Thompson, Strategic Communications Director, Carlson School of Management
  • Elizabeth Tollefson, Assistant Communications Director, University of Minnesota, Crookston
  • Maggie Towle, Director, Student Unions and Activities
  • Aimee Viniard-Weideman, Assistant Dean and Communications Director, Extension
  • Melissa Weber, Interim Director of Communications, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Marlo Welshons, Director of Communications, University Libraries