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Some want more greater Minnesota students and conservative ideas to the university.
Joan Gabel pledged to address issues ranging from the steady climb of tuition costs to a "crisis" of student mental health.
Head of Minnesota State higher-ed system blitzes state, seeking students to train for high-demand jobs
The system faces another enrollment dip this fall.
Gabel inherits an institution enjoying strong student demand and stable finances but one that also is facing formidable challenges, including renewed calls to control costs and a need to better serve an increasingly diverse student body.
Kaler wraps up his eight years at the helm of Minnesota's flagship research institution Sunday.
Because of another projected dip in enrollment this fall, the system is poised to see less revenue from tuition despite the new higher rates.
The increase is less than the 2.5% President Eric Kaler was seeking, the result of pushback from university regents.
The University of Minnesota's governing board is pushing back on President Eric Kaler's proposal to raise Twin Cities undergraduate tuition by 2.5%, urging leaders to consider ways to limit that increase.
President Eric Kaler's proposed tuition hike would affect Minnesota undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus.
Intense deadline pressure, hurdles to tracking down records and skepticism about administrator support plagued a task force that weighed renaming the buildings.