U of M President Kaler to hold legislative priorities briefing for media Jan. 27
What: U of M legislative priorities 2012 briefing
When: 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27
Where: Room 125, State Capitol
January 23, 2012
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will provide media an overview of the university’s 2012 legislative priorities, in particular the $209 million capital request, at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Room 125 of the State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul.
Kaler will be joined by Jason Rohloff, the university’s new special assistant to the president for government relations. In this role, Rohloff will lead the university’s local, state and federal government relations program and grassroots advocacy efforts.
If passed by the Legislature, the capital request would enable the university to preserve its current infrastructure and construct new facilities to meet growing demands–work that is estimated to create more than 4,000 jobs for Minnesotans. This state investment would also advance the university’s goals to increase access and excellence at the University of Minnesota.
For more information about the university’s 2012 capital bonding request, see www.umn.edu/urelate/govrel.