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The Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features top executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership.
Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the McNamara Alumni Center, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.
First Tuesday Luncheon // May 1, 2018
Eric Kaler took office as the University’s 16th president in 2011. Since then, he has focused on core priorities: academic excellence, access for qualified students, stewardship of tuition and public dollars, diversity and a welcoming and respectful campus climate, a world-class research enterprise that aligns with the needs of the state of Minnesota and its industries, and a deep commitment to public engagement and outreach, locally and globally. In 2014 and 2015, he led a strategic planning process with the Twin Cities campus that called for a rejection of complacency, a deep culture change, and curriculum and research approaches to the state’s, nation’s, and world’s “grand challenges.” That plan is now being implemented. Kaler, who received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University in 1982, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014. He is also chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors.