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

Spring 2015

April 17, 2015

  • Be sure to join Chief Greg Hestness and the officers of the UMPD next week for Coffee and Donuts with the Cops. They'll crack open the donuts at 8:00 a.m. and go until they're gone. The goodies are free – the only payment we ask is that you take a minute to say hello and meet our officers.

    Tuesday, April 21 – St. Paul Student Center
    Wednesday, April 22 –... Read more


April 10, 2015

We spend a great deal of time and effort on potentially violent crimes like robbery, even though they largely occur off campus. But on campus, theft is far and away the most commonly reported crime and has been for more than a decade. And while the efforts of the UMPD, improvements to the physical space, and increased vigilance by the University community have helped reduce... Read more


April 1, 2015

If you haven't had the chance to read yesterday's editorial in the Minnesota Daily ("Tragic events call for extra support") please take a minute to do so. The Editorial Staff is exactly right: the last few days should serve as a reminder for all in the University community to take care of one another. They also correctly point out that while nearly one-third of University... Read more


March 26, 2015

Thank you to everyone who took part in this week’s series of Campus Community Open Forums with our four Chief of Police finalists. We had a good number of people in the auditorium and even bigger groups watching on UM Connect, and the questions posed to each candidate were thoughtful and challenging. 

It’s a busy time of year for everyone, so we’ve... Read more


March 18, 2015

Over the past few years, we've reserved the week right after Spring Break for our spring Coffee and Donuts with the Cops event. This year, the donuts have been put on hold (but only for a short while) and next week our attention will focus on an important step in the search for a new University of Minnesota Chief of Police.

The Chief of Police... Read more


March 5, 2015

Last week, we announced a change in our approach to the use of suspect descriptions in Crime Alerts. Based on many of the e-mails I received in response, it's clear there is some misunderstanding about what the changes really mean. Much of the confusion has been generated by the varying degrees of accuracy of what was reported by the media... Read more