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 2015

August 11, 2015

I'm pleased to report that early this morning, University of Minnesota Police arrested the suspect they believe is responsible for the incident that closed Coffman Memorial Union for the day on Monday. The suspect is currently being held in Hennepin County Jail awaiting charges. I'll provide more information on the situation as it becomes available.

Hats Off to the UMPD... Read more


August 10, 2015

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 9 University of Minnesota Police responded to a report of a suspicious bag in Coffman Memorial Union.

The bag was inspected by UMPD and the Minneapolis Fire Department. As police gathered more information, including the contents of the bag and security video images, the decision was made to close Coffman and search the entire building.

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June 11, 2015

  • My heart goes out to the family and friends of University sophomore Emily Roland who died this past weekend after a three-story fall in the Bunge Grain Elevator. Emily and her friends were trespassing in the elevator and were exploring when she fell. Back in 2006, another University student died under similar circumstances in the same location. Urban exploration has been... Read more