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

Summer 2014

August 29, 2014

Earlier this week, a man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a Green Line light-rail train in St. Paul. According to Metro Transit, a preliminary investigation found the pedestrian was illegally (and stupidly) walking between the eastbound and westbound tracks.

While this type of questionable behavior concerns me, I'll admit to being... Read more


August 20, 2014

  • On Wednesday July 30, I sent a Crime Alert notifying the University Community of a robbery on the West Bank. Two University research assistants were threatened with a gun and lost their cell phones and wallets to two suspects. As of this week, both of the suspects in the robbery have been arrested and are in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail. Both have been charged by the... Read more

August 13, 2014

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office announced yesterday the indictments of 20 people involved in an organized crime ring that allegedly stole 9,000 smartphones nationwide and sold them on the world-wide black market. The crime ring was centered here in the Twin Cities and is described as one of the largest criminal enterprises in the Twin Cities.

    This is great news. When... Read more


July 31, 2014

  • Yesterday’s robbery on the West Bank that prompted the Crime Alert was disappointing, but it’s important to note that it’s only the second robbery-related alert of the summer. That’s a much lower number than in past years and is due in equal parts to the work of the UMPD and MPD, and to the increased vigilance of the Campus Community. After a brief summer hiatus, weekly... Read more