Bruininks to join Humphrey Institute after retirement

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks will stay on as a faculty member after retiring as president.

Bruininks to join Humphrey Institute after retirement

Conor Shine

Although he will retire as University of Minnesota president in June, Bob Bruininks has no plans to leave the university that has been his home for the past 40 years. 

He will join the faculty of the Center for Integrative Leadership in the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs after he steps down as president on June 30, 2011, Bruininks announced Wednesday.

He will be working on public leadership and economic development at the Center.

When he first joined the University, Bruininks worked as an educational psychology professor in the College of Education and Human Development, studying child and adolescent development and education policy.

Bruininks has also served as a dean, executive vice president and provost at the University.  He was named the school’s 15thpresident in 2002.

The Board of Regents in June formed a 12-member committee to search for the next University president. The committee has not yet produced a list of final candidates, but the board expects to name a successor by the end of the year.