This website provides updates and information on the search for 10th chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth. University of Minnesota Interim President Jeff Ettinger announced a national search for UMD’s next leader. UMD Chancellor Lendley Black retired in summer 2022. Since then, Dave McMillan has been serving as the interim chancellor.

On March 27, 2024 the University of Minnesota announced Dr. Charles Nies as the next chancellor of UMD, pending approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in May 2024. 

Read the UMD Chancellor Position Profile for details about this important leadership role. 

Search Committee

Lori Carrell, Chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester, Co-Chair
Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, UMD, Co-Chair
Eric Hessler, Associate Professor and Department Head, Psychology, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UMD
Rachel Johnson, President & CEO, Economic Development, APEX
Jonna Korpi, Director, Office of Sustainability, UMD
Jireh Mabamba, Director of Development, Pacer Center
Uyen Nguyen, Undergraduate Student, Labovitz School of Business and Economics and UMD Student Government Association President
Jody O’Connor, Director, American Indian Learning Resource Center, UMD
Lauretta Perry, Health Educator, UMD Health Services
Samuel Schmall, Undergraduate Student, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and UMD Student Government Association Representative
Kristi Schmidt, Director, Corporate & Foundation Engagement, UMD
Kathryn Schreiner, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Large Lakes Observatory, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMD
John Schwetman, Associate Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UMD
Tony Sertich, President/CEO, Northland Foundation
Brian Swanson, Assistant Vice President, University Services, UMTC
Ariuna Taivan, Director of MBA Programs and Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, UMD
Jeremy Youde, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UMD
Rolf Weberg, Executive Director, Natural Resources Research Institute, UMD