University of Minnesota-Duluth renames library to honor former Chancellor Kathryn Martin

The University of Minnesota Duluth will rename its library to honor Kathryn Martin, who was chancellor of the campus from 1995 to 2010.

The Kathryn A. Martin Library will be dedicated Oct. 7, with events at the library and campus.

She was the first female chancellor in the University of Minnesota system.

During Martin’s tenure at UMD, the campus experience a building boom, with $167 million in construction, including the library, built in 2000.

When the building opened that year, Martin had said: “A library is the heart and soul of a college, and this beautiful and well-equipped library will lead our students into the future of learning — each in his or her own discipline.”

The University of Minnesota has a history of naming buildings after former presidents, chancellors/provosts and regents, officials said. Other examples in Duluth include:

  • Ianni Hall in honor of Chancellor Lawrence A. Ianni
  • Heaney Hall in honor of Regent Gerald Heaney
  • Heller Hall in honor of Provost Robert Heller
  • Goldfine Hall in honor of Regent Erwin Goldfine
  • Darland Administration Building in honor of Provost Raymond Darland.

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