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2011 Quality Fair Keynote Address

"Hang Together or Hang Separately", Stephen Lehmkuhle, Chancellor, UMR

In his keynote address, Dr. Lehmkuhle talked about the urgency for us to work together and learn from each other and how this is not just a good thing to do, but something that we must do it if we are to survive and thrive in the future. He will describe the forces that are changing higher education, the power of networks, the impact of collaborative leadership, and the critical development of a shared vision with all our partners (broadly defined), so that those of us in the education and research business are seen as the solution and not the problem.

Keynote Speaker Bio
Stephen Lehmkuhle came to the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) in September 2007 as the first Chancellor of the University of Minnesota coordinate campus. Chancellor Lehmkuhle came to Rochester from the University of Missouri system, where he served as vice president for academic affairs, the senior vice president for academic affairs, and also served as the interim chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Lehmkuhle earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During his career he has held academic positions at the University of Virginia, Brown University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

As the Rochester Chancellor, he has hired a leadership team, built new innovative degree programs, engaged the campus and community in master planning, launched a student recruitment effort, hired faculty and staff, and established a variety of unique partnerships with the private and public sectors to meet the programmatic and infrastructure needs of a new campus.

Video Introduction (via YouTube)

Keynote Address