Rochester campus names new chancellor

Interim chancellor Lori Carrell will take the new position on Feb. 12.

Max Chao

The University of Minnesota Rochester named Lori Carrell as its new chancellor Wednesday.

Carrell, who has served as the campus’s interim chancellor since August, will officially take office on Feb. 12.

“I am confident that Dr. Carrell will provide strong leadership for UMR,” said University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler in an email statement.

Carrell has been working at UMR since 2014. She took over as interim chancellor when previous chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle retired.

“I’m delighted and honored to serve this innovative campus community,” Carrell said in an email statement.

Carrell holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology/education from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Denver.