About Vice President
Pam Wheelock

As vice president for University Services, Pam Wheelock is the chief operations officer for the University and is responsible for creating and sustaining a physical environment and service culture that supports and advances the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the University of Minnesota system.

VP Wheelock's career has spanned both the public and private sector, and she has a remarkable track record of success leading large and complex organizations. Whether serving as Minnesota's Finance Commissioner under Governor Jesse Ventura, or as deputy Mayor of St. Paul, or in senior leadership roles with Minnesota Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Minnesota Wild, Vice President Wheelock considers communication as a key to success.

Public Safety Update

Fall 2014

October 10, 2014

  • We've received a few questions since the beginning of fall semester about the University's Building Access Program. As a reminder; the Building Access Program is in place to improve the security of our facilities and their occupants while maintaining appropriate access for the public, students, staff and faculty.

    During typical business hours, most campus buildings are open to... Read more


September 24, 2014

  • University of Minnesota Police have learned of several recent incidents where scammers posing as law enforcement officials have called students in an attempt to fraudulently obtain money from victims. International students appear to have been the targets of many of these attempted scams.

    The caller typically identifies themselves as a police officer or FBI agent, and tells a... Read more


September 12, 2014

  • University of Minnesota Police Officers issued more than 90 citations last weekend for alcohol related violations including open container, underage consumption, and public intoxication. As I wrote last week, the UMPD sees the highest number of alcohol-related medical emergencies in the first few weeks of fall semester and their increased efforts are designed to keep... Read more

September 5, 2014

  • Once again this year, public safety will be an important topic of discussion on campus. I'm a firm believer in the notion that a well-informed community is an asset to public safety and I want to point you to a new page on the UMPD website that describes our University safety notification tools... Read more