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Joan T.A. Gabel, the 17th president of the University of Minnesota, leads the University with a mission of honoring its legacy as a place of discovery and opportunity emphasizing in solutions inspired by Minnesotans that serve our state and change the world.
Gabel previous served as executive vice president and provost at the University of South Carolina, where she strengthened the scholarly enterprise and launched dynamic programs, increasing enrollment and revenue streams. She expanded the university’s global footprint, experiential learning, entrepreneurialism, service learning, and worked to support faculty. She also expanded campus diversity efforts as well as inclusive programs and forums to improve the campus climate.