1. Remarks at NextProf Workshop

    October 1, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery I thank the Dean, the faculty and staff of the College of Engineering, and the committee members and organizers of this important workshop. I’m told that it keeps getting better every year, and I appreciate the work that has gone into making it such a great success. Next Prof is Read more


  2. Remarks at Wallenberg Medal & Lecture

    September 30, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery Friends, colleagues, students, staff, and members of the Michigan community, it is an honor to be here to present the 23rd Wallenberg Medal to tonight’s distinguished honoree, Agnes Heller. I want to thank the members of the Wallenberg committee and all those who have established and now carry forward the Read more


  3. Statement on Shane Morris

    As the leader of our university community, I want to express my extreme disappointment in the events surrounding the handling of an on-field injury to one of our football players, Shane Morris. The health and safety of our entire student community, including all of our student-athletes, is my most important responsibility as university president. I Read more


  4. School of Education

    September 12, 2014

    School of Education Dean Deborah Ball opened the all-school annual meeting with a Q & A session with President Mark Schlissel. The yearly event is a time when SOE students, faculty and staff gather to discuss the state of the school and to establish goals for the coming year.


  5. New president wins well wishes at community celebration

    September 5, 2014

    The university community offered upbeat hopes for President Mark S. Schlissel at a community celebration on Ingalls Mall following his inauguration Friday afternoon at adjacent Hill Auditorium.


  6. Inaugural Address: The Power of Ideas and the Value of All Voices

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. I approach today’s installation and my service as president of the University of Michigan with a sense of both honor and humility. As a lifelong educator and scholar, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many through leadership of our great Read more


  7. Welcome letter to students – Sept. 2, 2014, with video

    September 3, 2014

  8. Welcome letter – Sept. 2, 2014

    Dear Students, Today we begin the academic year here in Ann Arbor and I want to welcome you to campus. Whether you are heading off to class for the first time or nearing the final stages of your degree program, I hope you share my enthusiasm for the exciting year ahead. At Michigan, we share Read more


  9. Past U-M inauguration speeches have focused on values, visions

    September 2, 2014

    University of Michigan presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution’s future. 


  10. Remarks at New Student Convocation

    August 29, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery Good evening to the great Class of 2018 and your parents, and let me extend my warmest welcome to the University of Michigan! The Class of 2018 will always have a special place in my heart as the very first undergraduate students I have welcomed as president of the university.  Read more