UMN Board of Regents Appoints Dr. Jakub Tolar as Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Today, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Jakub Tolar as the Vice President for Clinical Affairs (VPCA). President Eric Kaler announced the redesigned position earlier this month as part of his effort to streamline the responsibilities of the Medical School Dean and ensure absolute clarity in the leadership of the University’s clinical enterprise.

An email announcement about the new position from President Eric Kaler stated, “The purpose of this combined role recognizes the essential leadership role of the Medical School—its role in coordination of clinical affairs, including clinical research and clinical training, across all of our disciplines—and will provide greater attention to clinical work at the University."

Dr. Tolar began his roles as Dean and interim Vice President of the Health Sciences in October 2017 and has been a member of the University for 25 years.