News Release

Professor Dan Svedarsky Retirement Reception

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A retirement reception will be held for University of Minnesota Crookston Professor Dan Svedarsky on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m. and all are welcome to join the campus to Dan Svedarskycelebrate Svedarsky’s contributions on campus and throughout the region and beyond.

Svedarsky has been at the University of Minnesota Crookston since 1969. He is a certified wildlife biologist and researcher with the Northwest Research and Outreach Center. As the first director of the Center for Sustainability on campus, Svedarsky has been the Crookston campus advocate for sustainability issues. Over the years, Svedarsky has been involved in the development of several degree programs and numerous courses in wildlife management and natural resources. He has advised hundreds of students and served as a peer mentor.

He was a 2010 recipient of the University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service and a 1997 recipient of the Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Svedarsky was recognized with the 2008 Torch and Shield Award, an award recognizing leadership in the development of the U of M Crookston, the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, and Extension.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs, 23 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations