HELLO, my name is Jerry Rinehart

Hometown: Davenport, Iowa

When did you join UMRA? 2013

What was your very first job: Seven years old, mowing lawn for the neighborhood barber shop (not an expansive acreage).

What was your occupation when you retired from FT work? 
Vice provost and dean of students, Twin Cities Campus.

What was your first car? My dad’s hobby involved fixing up and trading junkers: my gift was a ’52 Chevy Bel Air, with a broken front-seat latch. It was great for popping the clutch and bouncing through the drive-in with my buddies as we waved in unison to the kids in fancy cars.

If you could learn a new skill, what would you like it to be? Calligraphy. Eventually, I would be able to read my own handwriting.

Do you have a favorite place on the U of M campus? The Mall between Northrop and Coffman—beautiful in all seasons, but especially when it is bustling with students.

What is a fun fact about you we might not know? I was a back-up quarterback for my freshman football team at Dartmouth. Starring moment was when I completed a pass while getting my knee blown out in the fourth quarter of the last game of the season. Freshman year went downhill from there. 

What is something you currently enjoy doing with your time? Learning classical guitar. I played folk and jug band music most of my life but wanted to learn to read music and step up my game in retirement. When COVID isn’t raging, I play weekly as a volunteer at Regions Hospital. And, of course, travel—usually involving golf!

Publication date: 
January 18, 2022
At A Glance
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting and Forum

Welcome back!

Campus Club, Fourth Floor
West Wing Dining Room
Coffman Memorial Union


10:45 a.m.

Check in


11:15 a.m.

Buffet lunch


Annual Meeting and Forum

Featured speaker
John Coleman, dean
College of Liberal Arts

Chicken in heirloom tomato sauce with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and seasonal vegetables. GF.
For vegetarian/vegan option, please request when making your reservation.

RSVP by May 13

Prepayment of $25 per person.

Reserve and pay online or contact Diane Young at young054@umn.edu.

Cancellations and refunds will be honored until May 13. We are not able to accommodate registrations on the day of the event.

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UMRA policy requires all participants to be vaccinated. Masks are optional.

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Unable to attend in person? Please register and join UMRA’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Forum via Zoom.