University of Minnesota
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President Eric Kaler has communicated with senior leaders of colleges and units, asking them to designate one participant on behalf of their unit. PEL is specifically targeting directors and assistant directors, or anyone who is in an empowered position to move operational excellence forward within the unit. There will be no self-nominations for PEL this year.

The deadline for designations has been extended until April 1, 2013. Colleges and units that have been invited to designate a PEL participant are invited to complete the online designation form. The PEL designation form must be accessed from a computer connected to the University of Minnesota secure network, either on campus or via VPN away from campus. If you have any questions about the PEL program or the designation process, please contact the program coordinator Dave Dorman at or 612-626-0561.