President Santa J. Ono
Let’s go, Blue!
‘It’s very clear to me that excellence in everything Michigan does is something that is dear and important to everyone.’
President Santa J. Ono poses for a selfie with an employee in Ruthven
President Ono is meeting employees across the university.
Regents tailgate event at the UM Golf Course with Santa J. Ono
Connecting with more than 640,000 alumni is a presidential priority.
President Santa J. Ono high-fiving students in the Big House
There’s nothing like the maize-and-blue energy of a football game at the Big House.
Denise Ilitch, Ron Weiser, Mark J. Bernstein, Paul W. Brown, Santa J. Ono, Sarah Hubbard, and Jordan B. Acker
The Board of Regents appointed Santa J. Ono to be U-M’s 15th president.

Diversity of Thought and Freedom of Expression

In a special session, the University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to adopt a new set of principles to reaffirm the institution’s commitment to free speech. The “University of Michigan Principles on Diversity of Thought and Freedom of Expression” are a clear reminder, both to those in our community and to those who look to U-M as a leader in higher education, that we “enthusiastically embrace our responsibility to stimulate and support diverse ideas and model constructive engagement with different viewpoints.” Doing so is essential to discovery, creativity and learning.

I encourage you to spend some time reading this document and considering how we can all live out these ideals.

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