Executive and employee engagement

When thought leadership forms a public/private partnership.

Corporate executives and employees at all levels participate in the life of the University by serving in advisory roles, hosting alumni events, and giving guest lectures.

Executive and employee engagement

The University of Minnesota has opportunities for executives and employees to provide input that aligns our research and educational missions. As a land-grant university, we are committed to public/private partnerships that play a vital role in the economic development of Minnesota and beyond.

Ways to engage:

  • Participate on U of M boards
  • Serve as executive champion/ambassador
  • Speak in classrooms
  • Contribute expertise at conferences and events
  • Volunteer and mentor
  • 64

    Number of corporate CEO speakers at the Carlson School 1st Tuesday Series from 2010-2021

  • 72

    Number of corporate female mentors for the Women Invested in Leadership and Learning (W.I.L.L.) program during SY 2023-2024

  • 10,000+

    Number of Maroon and Gold Network UMAA mentors

"Ecolab operates at the nexus of business and sustainability, and this investment from the Ecolab Foundation will encourage collaboration between the University and the business community to ensure a secure, sustainable future for everyone."

Get started

Contact us if you are a corporate or foundation representative and would like more information about matching your priorities and interests with opportunities and resources at the University.

Gabrielle Bunten-Spoth
Corporate Relations Associate
[email protected]