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President Mary Sue Coleman
The inauguration of the University of Michigans thirteenth president, Mary Sue Coleman, Crisler Arena
Academic Symposium, Power Center, For a University of the World
Campus Reception, Presidents house, 815 South University
Today, the University of Michigan is honored and delighted to install the distinguished scientist Mary Sue Coleman as the Thirteenth President of the University of Michigan.
As a biochemist, President Coleman built a notable research career through her research on the immune system and malignancies. She authored numerous articles on her findings and directed funded research projects supported by a variety of federal agencies.
In her scientific career, she served for nineteen years as a member of the biochemistry faculty and as a Cancer Center administrator at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Her administrative work in the sciences led naturally to an appointment as associate provost and dean of research, then as vice-chancellor for graduate studies and research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1990-1993). From there, she progressed to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Mexico (1993-1995).
In 1995, Mary Sue Coleman was appointed as the president of the University of Iowa, where she served with distinction for seven years.
She assumed the position of president of the University of Michigan on August 1, 2002, and also holds appointments as professor of biological chemistry in the Medical School and professor of chemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1997, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She currently chairs one of the major policy studies of the Institute of Medicine: the Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance.
Her extensive leadership positions in higher education include service on the executive committee of the Association of American Universities, on the board of directors of the American Council on Education, on the board of directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and as a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
President Coleman earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College, where she currently serves as a trustee. Her doctorate in biochemistry was awarded by the University of North Carolina. Additionally, she undertook postdoctoral work at North Carolina and at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mary Sue Coleman is married to Kenneth Coleman, a well-known political scientist whose academic career has focused on issues in Latin America. Their son, Jonathan, lives with his wife, Aimee, in Denver, Colorado, where he is a portfolio manager for the Janus Corporation.
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A special thank you to all members of the University faculty, staff, and administration who contributed their time and creativity to the Inauguration Celebration and Installation Ceremony.
Bukuri B. Aliko
Principal Event Manager, University
and Development Events
President, Michigan Student Assembly
Jacque L. Dunham
Director, Ceremonial and Presidential Events
Linda K. Gregerson
Professor, English Language and Literature
Chief Marshal of the University
Chacona W. Johnson, Committee Chair
Chief of Staff to the President
Associate Vice President for Development
Charles F. Koopmann, Jr.
Professor and Associate Chair, Otorhinolaryngology
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Chair, University Senate
Board of Regents
Lester P. Monts
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Senior Counselor to the President for the
Arts, Diversity, and Undergraduate Affairs
Lisa M. Rudgers
Vice President for Communications
Lisa A. Tedesco
Vice President and Secretary of the University
Karen L. Wolff
Dean, School of Music
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Henry Philip Tappan, 1852-1863
Erastus Otis Haven, 1863-1869
Henry Simmons Frieze (President Pro Tempore), 1869-1871
James Burrill Angell, 1871-1909
Harry Burns Hutchins, 1909-1920
Marion Leroy Burton, 1920-1925
Alfred Henry Lloyd (Acting President), 1925
Clarence Cook Little, 1925-1929
Alexander Grant Ruthven, 1929-1951
Harlan Henthorne Hatcher, 1951-1967
Robben Wright Fleming, 1968-1978
Allan Frederick Smith (Interim President), 1979
Harold Tafler Shapiro, 1980-1988
James Johnson Duderstadt, 1988-1996
Homer Alfred Neal (Interim President), 1996-1997
Lee Carroll Bollinger, 1997-2001
B. Joseph White (Interim President), 2002
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