Initiatives & Focus Areas

U-M President Mark S. Schlissel

President Mark S. Schlissel

I am working to position the University of Michigan for perpetual excellence and public impact in research, creative work, performance and education. There simply is no university better suited to advance the highest ideals of what a public research university should be.

For me, positioning the university for perpetual excellence has two key elements:

First, I want us to encourage research that addresses major societal issues, and scholarship and creative work that promote understanding and enrich the human experience.

Second, I want us to provide the best and most forward looking undergraduate, graduate, and professional education available today.