About the college

Dean Jean Quam

For more than 100 years, our faculty, students, staff, and alumni have had a deep and historic impact on society. We are driven by a sustained belief in the value of each child, each person, as an individual with unique talents and challenges; an understanding that research and collaboration with community professionals will lead to solutions that will improve lives; and a dedication to preparing educational and human service professionals to carry the values and knowledge discovered here into the world to make it a better place.  

Our college makes a real difference in people’s lives. Discover that difference for yourself.

Jean K. Quam, Dean


The mission of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development is to contribute to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span.


The College will advance research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for all individuals to have a successful start in life and to foster healthy human development, and will provide programs that meet the demands of the 21st century.

About our students 2018-2019 academic year

High school students first year retention rates

  • High school students first year: 88.4%
  • High school students of color first year: 88.8%

Undergraduate students

  • Total enrollment: 2,451
  • Undergraduate majors: 10
  • First generation enrollment: 39.5%
  • International experience/study abroad: 223 students in 37 countries
  • Undergraduate students of color: 32.0%
  • Our 91 undergraduate international students come from 14 countries.
  • Disclosed disabilities/accommodations: 206

Graduate students

  • Total enrollment: 2,150 Programs: 74
  • International experience/study abroad: 32 students in 19 countries
  • Graduate students of color: 21.8%
  • Our 222 graduate international students come from 45 countries.
  • Disclosed disabilities/accommodations: 85

Graduation rates

  • New high school student four-year graduation rate: 64.9%
  • Masters degrees time to degree: 1.7 years
  • Doctoral degrees time to degree: 5.7 years
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Senior Management Team

Dean Jean Quam

Jean K. Quam

Dean, College of Education and Human Development
jquam@umn.edu | 612-626-9252

Administrative Office Manager (calendar)
Bridget Grotins | 612-626-4810 | groti001@umn.edu

Administrative Specialist
Jennifer Schneider | 612-625-2600 | schn1005@umn.edu

Deborah Dillon

Deborah Dillon

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs
dillon@umn.edu | 612-626-8271

Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Diversity, and International Initiatives
mcrdz@umn.edu | 612-624-4324

Frank J. Symons

Frank Symons

Associate Dean for Research and Policy
symon007@umn.edu | 612-626-8697

Gail Renteria

Gail Renteria

Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 612-625-0398 | Fax: 612-624-7332

Mani Vang

Mani Vang

Director of Human Resources
Tel: 612-301-3750 | Fax: 612-624-7332

Ryan Warren

Ryan Warren

Chief Strategist of Educational Technology Innovations
rwarren@umn.edu | 612-626-5740

Employment opportunities

College contacts

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To view and apply for open positions, please visit the University of Minnesota Employment System. When searching postings, search by Department for open positions in CEHD.

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