Post-Bulletin: What's Next For UMR?
(Post-Bulletin) -- The University of Minnesota Rochester has its sights set on growth.
Now that UMR has reached a "stabilization period" with enrollment, leaders are ready to focus on ramping up the number of students on campus. UMR Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle presented preliminary plans Wednesday to the University of Minnesota system's governing body, the Board of Regents.
The college soon will launch a formalized planning process to grow its "influence, size and impact on students," according to documents prepared for the meeting.
"When building something new, especially in a start-up mode, you simply can't anticipate how all the moving pieces will fit together," Lehmkuhle said at Wednesday's meeting. "We admitted our first class in fall 2009. And until that class graduated in May 2013, it is fair to say that we were building and flying the plane at the same time."
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