Graduate and Professional Education Assembly

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

1:30 – 1:35 p.m.

Henning Schroeder, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

1:35 – 1:40 p.m.
Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

1:40 – 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address

Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools

2:00 – 3:10 p.m.
Panel & Plenary Discussion
  • Michael Bateman, Senior Scientist, Structural Heart Research & Innovation; Medtronic plc
  • Lloyd Clausen, Senior Campus Recruiter, HR Talent Acquisition, Target
  • Will Durfee, Professor and Director of Design Education; Department of Mechanical Engineering; University of Minnesota
  • Heather D. Hawkins, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota
  • Bernadette Piacek-Llanes, Vice President for Innovation, Technology and Quality; General Mills Global Meals
  • Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library and Affiliate Faculty, Department of History; University of Minnesota
3:10 – 3:25 p.m.
Table Discussions


3:25 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Henning Schroeder

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