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University of Minnesota President Kaler to step down

MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will step down from that role on July 1, 2019, according to a press release from the school.

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"It's been a challenging time for sports at the U," said University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler during an interview in his office at Morrill Hall Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (St. Paul Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)

MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will step down from that role on July 1, 2019, according to a press release from the school.

2019 will be Kaler's eighth year in office, a tenure that "already exceeds the national average," Kaler said in a statement Friday, July 13.

"This is an incredibly demanding job, essentially seven days a week, evenings and nights included, and as proud and confident of my contributions and ability as I am, I also know that the University will benefit from a fresh perspective," Kaler said. "Quite simply, it is time."

Kaler said following his resignation, he will continue to work for the university as president emeritus for one year to support fundraising efforts.

Kaler and the U's Board of Regents will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center.

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