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MINNEAPOLIS, MN –– As part of the celebration, the University will honor former University Professor and Senior Vice President Robert J. Jones in a 3 p.m. naming dedication ceremony with University President Eric Kaler and special guests. In recognition of the event, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has declared May 20 Robert J. Jones Day in Minneapolis to honor Jones’ work in bringing transparency, accountability and trust to relations between the University and the Minneapolis community.
“Doctor Jones’ legacy runs deep through the University of Minnesota as an outstanding academic, visionary administrator and devoted champion of diversity across the state and in urban communities,” said Kaler. “The naming of UROC in his honor is an especially fitting tribute—as a leader in the development of the University’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center and many other urban initiatives, Dr. Jones has been crucial to community understanding of the University as to who we are, who we serve, and what we value.”