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Chancellor's Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: A1


The Chancellor's Papers comprise a large record group and cover much of the period through the administration of Samuel Schuman. The materials are further divided into a number of discreet record series: Regents Materials, Budget, Campus Buildings, University Committees, UMM Committees, Syllabi, Enrollment, Financial Aid, Legislative Relations, All-University Senate, Student Organizations, Legal and Artifacts, and Miscellaneous and Correspondence. The latter record series proved to be unwieldy and in 2010 was reorganized into 22 record sub-series. These materials provide much of the administrative history of the campus.


  • Creation: 1960 - 2000

History of the Chancellor's Office

Upon the establishment of UMM in 1960, Rodney Briggs, who had been hired to serve as superintendent of the West Central School of Agriculture and oversee the transition to the college program, was named Dean. Briggs served in this position until 1969 at which time John Q. Imholte was named Provost. In 1985 the title of the office was changed to Chancellor, and Imholte continued in that role until his return to the classroom in 1990. David Johnson replaced Imholte, and he, in turn, was succeeded by Samuel Schuman, originally in an interim role, in 1998. Jacqueline Johnson followed Schuman in 2006. In the spring of 2017 Michelle Behr succeeded Johnson. Behr stepped down in 2020 and was replaced on an interim basis by Janet Schrunk Ericksen. In 2023 Ericksen was named chancellor on a full-time basis.


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Contact The University of Minnesota Morris Archives Collecting Area

Rodney A. Briggs Library
600 East 4th Street
Morris MN 56267 USA