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February 1, 2012: Greetings sent to faculty and staff on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am delighted to be rejoining the University of Minnesota community. As your new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, I will be dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the University's extraordinary traditions of excellence in teaching, research, and public outreach.

October 10, 2011: News release announcing Karen Hanson's selection as the new provost

Board of Regents to vote on the appointment at October meeting

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler today announced that Karen Hanson will be the university’s new senior vice president for academic affairs and provost – subject to approval by the Board of Regents.

Hanson will take the post on Feb. 1, 2012. She currently works at Indiana University, where she serves as provost of the Bloomington campus and executive vice president of the university. She has been in that position since July 2007.