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University Relations VP announces resignation

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced the University will be appointing other University administrators to fill the role until a permanent replacement is found.
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Matt Kramer discusses his new role as Vice President for University and Government Relations at the state Capitol on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced Matt Kramer’s resignation on Monday. Kramer is the University’s vice president of University Relations and interim vice president for University Services.

Gabel said in her announcement that Kramer accepted a new position as CEO of Vision Loss Resources, a nonprofit based in Little Canada that provides training, classes and social activities for people with vision loss. His last day at the University will be March 3, and he will remain an active member in Gabel’s cabinet until then. 

University Relations includes the University’s marketing, public relations, internal communications and government and community relations teams. University Services is the sector that maintains the University’s physical environment and service culture, including food service on campus and renovating facilities. 

Chuck Tombarge from public relations and Ann Aronson from marketing will jointly fill Kramer’s role in University Relations upon his departure until Gabel finds a permanent replacement, according to the announcement. 

Government relations will report to Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations Myron Frans, and University Services will be assigned to Assistant Vice President Janelle Broesch, both on interim bases, according to Gabel’s announcement.

Gabel added the University is already engaged in a national search for a new vice president of University Services, since Kramer was in an interim role, and interviews will take place in March. 

“Since 2017, Vice President Kramer has elevated the University’s voice,” Gabel said in her announcement. “He has been an invaluable partner to me, and I, like many across the University System, will miss his expertise and roll up your sleeves mentality, as well as his quick wit and commitment to teamwork.”

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