University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Date Founded



1334 Eckles Ave, St Paul, MN, 55108

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities
Education Research & Support

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Company Description

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minnesota, U of M, or The U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, with the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses being approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) apart. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

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Executives & Employees



Executive Director

Executive Director, Office for Business & Community Economic Development & Business & Technology Center

Associate Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel

Executive Vice President & Provost

Acting Vice Provost & Dean, Graduate Education

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Director of University Recreation & Wellness

Board of Directors

Former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President at Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Carlson Holdings, Inc.

Head, Retail Marketing at Walmart, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

President at Affinity Capital Management Co.

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Yellow Corp.

Founder at Creative Strategies Plus, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Carlson Hotels Limited Partnership

Former Senior Partner at Ernst & Young LLP

Founder at OSP LLC (Minnesota)

Distinguished Alumni
Robert B. Litterman is now Founding Partner at Kepos Capital LP
Peter Carter is now Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary at Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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Recent Transactions
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University of Minnesota purchases Ceres Global AG Corp. /Grain Facility from Ceres Global AG Corp.

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Cray Research, Inc. purchases The Minnesota Supercomputer Center, Inc. from University of Minnesota

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


Principal at ZGF Architects LLP

Visiting Professor of the Practice at Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy


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Awards & Honors
Rank #56
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #51
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
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