Special Assistant to the President,
Government and Community Relations
Larts Leafblad: How do you describe your job to someone you’re meeting for the first time?
Jason Rohloff: I tell people that I am responsible for managing the office that works with federal and state policymakers and campus neighbors to advance the interests of the University of Minnesota and its partnerships with the state.
JR: I was very close with my grandfather when he was living, and when I was a teenager he told me that “I will never fail if I always work hard.” I have never forgotten his advice, and given that he had an 8th grade education but, through hard work, eventually became very successful in real estate, I never had reason to doubt his words of wisdom.
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