News Release

Chancellor Casey Begins Work at UMC

By Krista Lemos on
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) welcomed a new chancellor this week. Dr. Charles Casey took over the leadership of the campus as chancellor on Monday, September 12 following his approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents last week.

Chancellor Casey was dean and director of the Minnesota Extension Service at the university for six and half years. Prior to that, he served as director of outreach programs for the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine for seven years, designing programs to connect the research and academic resources of the university with the needs of veterinarians, farmers, and business throughout Minnesota.

Casey comes at a time when UMC is going through strategic planning as part of the University of Minnesota’s strategic positioning process and his leadership in Extension during their successful strategic positioning process gives him valuable experience as he leads the UMC campus. He is excited about the opportunity too, “This is a unique opportunity because my wife and I have roots in northwest Minnesota; we care about the future of the region because we live here. I am absolutely confident that we can build on the solid success of the past, and imagine even more vibrant success in the future.”

The first public duties for the new chancellor will begin next week during his first homecoming as chancellor and again as UMC looks forward to the dedication of its new student center on September 30.