Eric Kaler

President
University of Minnesota

Eric Kaler has broken new ground in working with corporate partners to land funding for the U of M, such as September’s announcement that Land O’Lakes Inc. would donate $25 million to support Gopher athletics and academic scholarships. But his main task remains convincing the Minnesota Legislature that he is eliminating bureaucratic deadweight as he seeks to restore pre-recession levels of funding. Kaler has committed to cutting $90 million in administrative spending over six years.