Bloomberg seated before University of Minnesota's Board of Regents.
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Cleveland State President Dr. Laura Bloomberg answers questions from the University of Minnesota board of regents, Feb. 26, 2024.

Bloomberg says she remains committed to CSU

Cleveland State President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D. says she has "no intention of seeking the presidency of any other institution," after losing out in her bid for the top job at the University of Minnesota.

Cleveland State University President Dr. Laura Bloomberg on Tuesday said she has "no intention of seeking the presidency of any other institution," after the University of Minnesota on Monday passed her over for the position.

“I am very happy to be here at CSU," Bloomberg said in an email to the campus community. “My interest in the presidency at the University of Minnesota stemmed from my deep academic and professional connections to that institution and to the state of Minnesota.”

On Monday, UMN named Dr. Rebecca Cunningham its president-select. Bloomberg and University of New Mexico Provost Dr. James Holloway, were the other two finalists for the position.

CSU's board of trustees Chair David Reynolds said on Monday that Bloomberg has the board’s full support and looks forward to continuing to work with her on the many critical initiatives underway at Cleveland State, including the ongoing development of the university’s strategic plan.

"I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure a bright future for our students and our University," Bloomberg said on Tuesday, "Onward we go."