• Aerial of U-M central campus and downtown Ann Arbor neighborhood

    Commission on Carbon Neutrality

    The President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality will recommend how U-M will achieve its goal of carbon neutrality, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the same goal. It includes faculty, staff, students and regional partners.

  • Winter Commencement

    Winter Commencement

    A Michigan education – what sets our university apart and what now sets you apart – is about preparing you to confront challenges at scales that range from personal to local to global.

  • President Mark S. Schlissel speaking at the 2018 Leadership Breakfast

    President's Leadership Breakfast

    President Schlissel announces that U-M is the first public university in history to raise $5 billion in a fundraising campaign, benefitting students, research, service and patient care. He also announces that U-M will pursue carbon neutrality, with local and regional partnerships that will help others achieve sustainability goals.

  • Block M Class photo at the Big House

    Welcome, Class of 2022!

    The University of Michigan's incoming class hails from more than 2,000 different high schools and 349 colleges in urban, rural and suburban communities from all parts of Michigan, 50 states and 59 countries.

  • M Class of 2018 on graduate's cap

    Spring Commencement

    “I hope that the urge to extend your engagement beyond the curriculum becomes a lifelong habit that takes you beyond the confines of your ultimate job or profession to become an engaged citizen and leader within your community and society at large. Live your lives embodying the Michigan difference.”

  • Richard and Susan Rogel

    A Transformational Gift

    Richard and Susan Rogel have committed $150 million to the University of Michigan cancer center to boost innovative research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers. The gift is the largest ever to Michigan Medicine and one of the largest in university history. To celebrate the Rogels' committment to U-M, the Board of Regents has approved changing the center's name to the Rogel Cancer Center.

  • President Schlissel speaking in the Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out

    Free Speech Teach-Outs

    As part of the university's Speech & Inclusion series, the Office of Academic Innovation is presenting a teach-out series focusing on free speech on college campuses, in journalism and in sports. President Schlissel is participating in the Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out.

  • President Schlissel addresses the Detroit Economic Club

    Third Century of Public Impact

    President Schlissel addresses the Detroit Economic Club to discuss the University of Michigan’s exciting third century of public impact. He says, “A Michigan education doesn’t just prepare you for your first job, but rather for a dynamic career in a rapidly evolving and globalized economy.”


Initiatives


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

His initiatives include:


U-M Poverty Solutions

2018 Impact Report

The University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions impact report features a growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement.

View the 2018 impact report

Learn more about Poverty Solutions