Welcome from the VP

Welcome from Vice President Mike Berthelsen

Thank you for visiting the website for University Services at the University of Minnesota.

The departments and people in University Services deliver the non-academic operations to the Twin Cities campus and across the system. We are responsible for creating and sustaining the physical environment and service culture that support and advances the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the University of Minnesota system. More simply, University Services is the people behind the scenes that help ensure the University functions effectively and efficiently each and every day. We house our students, serve the food, heat and cool buildings, care for our grounds, plan the future of our campuses, build and renovate facilities, and work to create a more sustainable university. As we like to say: We make the University work.

University Services' units – Auxiliary Services; Capital Project Management; Facilities Management; and Planning, Space, and Real Estate – supported by the Management Services team, are committed to providing efficient and effective services to our partners across the University. Our 3,700 employees (including 2,000 student workers) are dedicated to the highest standards of excellence, integrity, accountability, and stewardship and take great pride in supporting one of the world’s most renowned public research universities.

Please do contact our office if you have questions or need additional information.

Mike Berthelsen
Vice President, University Services


Mike Berthelsen, University Services VP