Office of the President

"We truly are poised to become an even greater University, one that is not only an engine but a leader in generating solutions for the problems facing our state, nation and world." – President Richard Davenport

President's Commission on Diversity

The Commission on Diversity is an extension of President Richard Davenport’s commitment that Minnesota State Mankato be a place where different cultures and perspectives are welcomed, appreciated and incorporated into the fabric of university life.

President's Commission on Diversity Website

President's Commission on the Status of Women

The mission of the Commission is to improve the status of women at Minnesota State Mankato by:

  1. identifying and defining women's issues,
  2. making recommendations and reviewing progress of recommendations, and
  3. providing advice and guidance to the President.

President's Commission on the Status of Women Website

Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lecture

The Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lectureship celebrates scholarly creativity by honoring a faculty member who is engaged in scholarly activity that demonstrates excellence in discovery, communicated in a way that enriches the intellectual life of the University community. Applications may relate to study in progress or to a new research topic.

2018 Douglas R. Moore Lectureship Application

About the President

Richard Davenport was appointed president of Minnesota State University, Mankato by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on February 22, 2002. He assumed his responsibilities as the University's 12th president on July 1, 2002.

Mission, Vision and Values

Minnesota State University, Mankato promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in service to the state, the region and the global community.

President's Initiatives

President Davenport oversees several initiatives that help enhance the University environment, advance the University strategic directions and achieve University goals.

Faculty Research Lecture

The Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lectureship celebrates scholarly creativity by honoring a faculty member who is engaged in scholarly activity that demonstrates excellence in discovery, communicated in a way that enriches the intellectual life of the University community.

University Leadership

The President's executive leadership team is comprised of the vice presidents for the University's six divisions, the assistant vice president for institutional research, planning and assessment, the dean of institutional diversity, and the executive administrative officer.

Events

Information about past events including documentation from past president's retreats and manuscripts of past speeches.

Contact Us

Contact the Office of the President directly using the contact form. Contact information for staff in the Office of the President and media contacts are also available.

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