Cunningham will be University of Minnesota’s new president

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named a new president.

In a unanimous vote Mon., the board hired Rebecca Cunningham as the university’s 18th president. Cunningham is coming from the University of Michigan, where she served as vice president for research and innovation.

Cunningham started as a faculty member at the University of Michigan in 1999 as part of its schools of public health and medicine. She also served as an associate vice president for research-health sciences, as an associate chair of emergency medicine, and as the director of Michigan’s injury prevention center.

She will be officially take over on July 1.