Dean Bloomberg Welcome Events

Leading together. Introducing Dean Laura Bloomberg

In the Fall of 2017, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs hosted a series of events to welcome Laura Bloomberg to her new role as dean of the Humphrey School. Dean Bloomberg launched a sweep through Minnesota and Washington, DC, to engage with the broader Humphrey School community and our partners to share her vision of leading together—an approach that brings together people from diverse backgrounds and communities, and reaches across disciplines and divisions to address society's most daunting challenges.

As we commemorate our 40th year as a school of public affairs, we are proud to welcome Dean Bloomberg to her new role and launch a renewed focus on leading together with colleagues from across the University, throughout Minnesota and the nation, and around the globe.

Past Events

Twin Cities Reception

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This reception was the Humphrey School's formal welcome to Dean Bloomberg in her new role. 

Washington, DC, Reception

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | The City Club of Washington
Colleagues, alumni, and friends in Washington, DC gathered together for a reception in Dean Bloomberg’s honor.

IAS Thursdays Event

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | University of Minnesota Morris
Dean Bloomberg participated in a panel discussion titled "From Farm to Store: Challenges Facing Rural Food Systems" about the intersection of food systems, agriculture, and sociocultural networks in the greater Minnesota area.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | University of Minnesota Rochester
Dean Bloomberg joined Jessica Hellman, director of the University’s Institute on the Environment, and Professor Ruth Lindquist, coordinator of Nursing Programs at the University of Minnesota Rochester, for a series of short talks. 

Dean Laura BloombergAbout Dean Bloomberg

Laura Bloomberg, PhD, served as associate dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from 2013 until she was named dean in June 2017. As the Humphrey School’s principal academic officer, she led efforts to launch new academic programs including Master of Human Rights and PhD degrees, and she has been deeply engaged in the School’s global expansion. Bloomberg is the former executive director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership and has held numerous leadership positions across higher education. Her research and policy work focuses on community-based leadership, public value creation, and education policy.