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Here you will find a collection of profiles and updates for and about staff in the College of Biological Sciences.

CBS people: Keara Carpenter

The administrative assistant for the St. Paul Administrative Support Cluster thrives in exploring new things and the outdoors. 

Keara Carpenter

What drew you to this position in CBS?
I have always been drawn to higher education. This has been my career goal for many years, so when I saw this opening, I jumped at the chance to apply.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - May 2022


This time of year is always bittersweet as we say goodbye to another class. This year is especially so for me since it was my last commencement with CBS. I’ll miss this place and the people a great deal, but feel certain CBS will continue to thrive and evolve in new and exciting directions. 

Employee Engagement Survey follow-up

Checking in With Dean Forbes - April 2022

In just under a month, the class of 2022 will walk across the stage at 3M Arena. They will hear from commencement speaker Dr. Mary Kemen and sing along to Hail! Minnesota with John S. Anderson. For the first time in two years, we will be able to send off our soon-to-be graduates as we have done in years past – in person surrounded by their family, friends, advisors and professors. 

Employee Engagement Survey