National Search for Dean

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Humphrey School


For more information about the search process, please contact:

Kate Tyler, [email protected], Assistant to the Provost and lead professional staff to search committee

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for a new dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. A search committee has been named by the executive vice president and provost. The University has engaged the national search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates. A position profile will be posted soon.

Listening Sessions: March 10–16, 2021

Opportunities to provide input on the dean search

Humphrey School faculty, staff, students, and external friends and stakeholders are invited to virtual listening sessions that will help to inform the development of the position profile and the search process. Emails with Zoom links were sent on March 4. The search consultants will also conduct sessions with the School’s leadership team, Equity & Inclusion Council, and others within the School and University. Emails with Zoom links were sent to March 4.

Stakeholder Group Date and Time
Humphrey School faculty (including fellows) Wednesday, March 10, 12–12:45 p.m.
Humphrey School staff Friday, March 12, 9–9:45 a.m.
Humphrey School students Monday, March 15, 12–12:45 p.m.
Humphrey School Advisory/Honorary Council and external friends and stakeholders Tuesday, March 16, 9–9:45 a.m.

Please check emails for Zoom links (sent to members of each group March 4).

Written Comments

Input on the search is also invited through the online comment form. Please use the form to provide comments to inform the development of the position profile for the dean search and to help support recruitment of an outstanding pool of candidates. (Comments will be shared only with the search committee and search consultants and will not be published online.)

Humphrey School Dean Search Comment Form

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