2020 Presidential Delegation

President Joan Gabel and the UMN delegation with the University of Iceland delegation

President Gabel makes first international visit

In early March 2020, President Joan Gabel led a University of Minnesota delegation to the University of Iceland, one of our most valued and long-standing partners. President Gabel joined the University of Minnesota on July 1, 2019, and the delegation to Iceland was her first international visit as President.

The itinerary included meetings with University of Iceland’s President Jón Atli Benediktsson as well as faculty deans. Among the highlights of the visit was a University of Minnesota reception attended by more than sixty guests, many of them Val Björnson Scholars and UMN alumni.

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The involvement of the community sustains the heart of our academic and cultural relationship. The University is grateful for the outstanding level of engagement and financial support from the Icelandic community.

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To discuss your gift, please contact Molly Portz, assistant dean of external relations, at 612-626-8792 or mportz@umn.edu.