New Student Convocation
President Schlissel encouraged the incoming freshmen, “You have arrived at U-M at a very important moment. This is your first year in college, a time to explore, to learn, to grow — to challenge the present.”
Requiem for Orlando
During a memorial concert at Hill Auditorium, President Schlissel tells mourners: "We must fully and clearly reject all forms of discrimination, hatred, and violence."
Congrats, Class of 2016
President Schlissel tells graduates: “You are America’s talent, the drivers of its competitiveness, and the next generation of its problem solvers and leaders.”
Athletic Director Announcement
President Schlissel Jan. 29, 2016, announces the appointment of Warde Manuel as the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics.
Ideas and Observations
President Schlissel discusses U-M's strengths, challenges and opportunities during lunch with the university's Gates Millennium scholars. The competitive program promotes academic excellence and leadership and service opportunities at campuses across the U.S.
Community Assembly
Students, faculty and staff share ideas and listen to one another as Pulitzer-Prize winner Clarence Page emcees the discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion at U-M. President Schlissel invited all members of the U-M community to the assembly.
President's Leadership Breakfast
President Schlissel announces new initiatives in the biosciences and sustainability as he discusses his plans to enhance excellence and impact at the University of Michigan.
Continuing the Legacy
President Schlissel renews U-M’s master’s degree partnerships with the Peace Corps in a ceremony at the Michigan Union. He is joined by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, who was on campus to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Peace Corps’ launch.
This is Michigan
Michigan’s breadth of excellence affords it a unique opportunity to help address society’s most important challenges in the years ahead.

President Schlissel is working to position the University of Michigan for perpetual excellence and public impact in research, creative work, performance and education. His primary areas of focus include:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“We cannot be excellent at the University of Michigan without being diverse in the full sense of that word, and leveraging the experiences and perspectives of the broadest possible diversity of students, faculty, and staff.”

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