Thank You Thursdays

Thank You Thursdays

Unparalleled opportunities come from unparalleled generosity. Friends of UChicago go the extra mile every day to make sure our students can thrive and flourish. We are grateful for their support.

Thank you to Michael Klingensmith for all that you do to help UChicago students interested in creative careers. By supporting the UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media program, you have provided students with resources that are essential to their professional development, including expert advising, internships, career “treks” to visit employers, and networking opportunities with established professionals. We are also incredibly grateful for your service on the Board of Trustees and your many other contributions to the University!

The Office of Enrollment & Student Advancement (ESA) is home to College Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Advancement. We work together to support UChicago students at every stage of their academic career, from the moment they begin their college application to the moment they begin their post-graduation career. Our goal is to bring the world’s most talented students to UChicago, provide them with the resources they need to take full advantage of everything the University has to offer, and guide them to meaningful and fulfilling post-graduation pursuits.

Week of April 27, 2017
Michael Klingensmith
Michael Klingensmith, AB'75, MBA'76
Publisher and CEO, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis, MN

For decades, Mike Klingensmith has been a leader in media industry. He has held executive roles at several of the country’s most respected publications, including Time, Sports Illustrated, and Entertainment Weekly. Following a series of management positions at Time Inc., Mike became the publisher and CEO of the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2011. Under his leadership, the newspaper has experienced a revival in circulation and revenue, and it is currently the nation’s 7th largest Sunday newspaper and its 12th largest daily.

To support future media and creative leaders at UChicago, Mike made a gift that established the UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media (UCIJAM) program. The program prepares students to thrive in these converging and rapidly changing fields. UCIJAM provides individualized advising with an industry expert, internships with a wide range of media and creative organizations, networking opportunities with industry professionals, apprenticeships with practicing artists and journalists, and career “treks” to visit employers in key markets such as New York and Los Angeles.

Mike has also made an impact on student life through his institutional leadership. Since 2001, Mike has served on the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. He is also currently a member of the Visiting Committee on the College and Student Activities, a group of alumni and friends who provide advice, advocacy, and philanthropic support for the College.

Mike, thank you for making it possible for our students to follow their dreams and for all of your contributions to the University!