The University of Minnesota Rochester
(UMR) is the newest campus of the University of Minnesota system
, having been formally established in December 2006. Over 35 academic programs are available on the campus in Rochester, Minnesota
located downtown near the Mayo Clinic
. In April 2008, Stephen Lehmkuhle was named the first chancellor of UMR.Stachura, Sea (April 4, 2008) "" Minnesota Public Radio
Although it was not officially established until 2006, the Rochester campus has offered classes since 1966.
The University of Minnesota Rochester promotes learning and development through personalized education in a technology-enhanced environment. The University of Minnesota Rochester empowers undergraduate and graduate students to be responsible for their own learning and provides appropriate support to prepare them to succeed in a global and multicultural society.
The University of Minnesota Rochester serves as a conduit and catalyst for leveraging intellectual and economic resources in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota through its signature academic, research, and public engagement programs in collaboration with other campuses of the University of Minnesota, other higher education institutions throughout the state and nation, governmental and non-profit organizations, and private enterprise.
Rochester legislators and community advocates started the campaign to increase University of Minnesota presence in Rochester as early... Read More