University of Minnesota
College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Programs

College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Programs

Contact Information

Gary W. Oehlert
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Nanette Hanks
Nanette Hanks
Assistant Dean for Curriculum

Les Opatz
Les Opatz
Director of Advising & Student Support

Barbara Schwab
Director of Administration, Scholarships and Awards

Andy Gammons
Recruitment Coordinator

Program Associate

Pajxyeem Xiong
Pajxyeem Xiong
Scholarship Coordinator

Katie Clark
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

About the Office of Undergraduate Education

Our mission

We collaborate with all departments and schools in the college to provide exceptional support to current and future students in the liberal arts.

We are guided by the foundational role of the arts, humanities, and social sciences in critical analysis, creativity, and complex problem solving.

Our office supports all aspects of the undergraduate experience: from recruitment, teaching and learning, to collegiate scholarships, graduation planning, career discernment, and civic development.

We also are guided by the central role CLA's undergraduates play at the University of Minnesota. We believe that students are close to the heart of all great colleges, and our office is committed to student support and success.

Our students

  • 14,700 undergraduate students – half the total undergraduate student body on the Twin Cities campus
  • Reflecting our mission as a land-grant institution, about two-thirds of CLA students are from Minnesota
  • About 1 in 5 students are students from historically underrepresented groups
  • About 1 in 15 students are international students
  • About 1 in 4 students study abroad every year
  • We partner with over 200 nonprofit organizations for service-learning experiences

Our programs