Director Search: Center for Transportation Studies
In November 2020, Vice President for Research Christopher J. Cramer announced a national search for director of the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS), a leading interdisciplinary center that involves more than 140 faculty and research staff from 30 University of Minnesota departments. CTS supports the University-wide transportation research/education/outreach enterprise and manages over 75 active contracts each fiscal year.
The successful candidate will lead CTS through its next stage of evolution and impact. They will be responsible for working closely with national, state, and tribal transportation agencies, business organizations, elected officials, other universities, international partners, and University leaders to build on the already established programs and leadership activities of CTS.
Finalists & Public Interviews Announced
VPR Cramer has announced two finalists for the position who will participate in online public forums:
Kyle Shelton, Deputy Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Houston, Texas - Shelton's Resume
Kyle Shelton public forum: Friday, April 2, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Watch a recording of Kyle Shelton's forum
Robin R. Caufman, Director, Administration, Metro Transit, Minnesota - Caufman's Resume
Robin R. Caufman public forum: Friday, April 9, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Watch a recording of Robin R. Caufman's forum
The public forums for this position were recorded and posted on this webpage 1 to 2 days following each presentation so that members of the University community who are unable to attend would have an opportunity to view each for a limited period immediately thereafter.
Attendees are invited to provide feedback about the candidates by completing this online evaluation form for the confidential review of VPR Cramer. Please provide your feedback by the end of day April 14, 2021.
Laura Bloomberg, Chair
Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Chair, MN State Board of Trustees
Chair and Professor, Transportation Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
Co-founder and Chief of Strategy, Civic Eagle
Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Transportation
Associate Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Director, HumanFIRST Lab, Mechanical Engineering, College of Science and Engineering