[Lehmkuhle: pronounced "lem-cool"]
In September 2007, Stephen Lehmkuhle came to the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) as the first Chancellor of the University of Minnesota coordinate campus. Chancellor Lehmkuhle came to Rochester from the University of Missouri system, where he served as vice president for academic affairs, the senior vice president for academic affairs, and also served as the interim chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Lehmkuhle earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During his career he has held academic positions at the University of Virginia, Brown University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
As the Rochester Chancellor, he has hired a leadership team, built new innovative degree programs, engaged the campus and community in master planning, launched a student recruitment effort, hired faculty and staff, and established a variety of unique partnerships with the private and public sectors to meet the programmatic and infrastructure needs of a new campus.