Committee Membership

Ex officio Membership

The director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the associate director for planning and communications, and the Office of the President chief of staff are all ex officio voting members of the committee. The Office of the University Planner will provide technical support for the committee. Other staffing for the committee will be supported by the Office of the President.


Christina Olsen, Chair
Director and Curator, University of Michigan Museum of Art

Susan Gott
Associate Director for Planning and Communications, Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Jon Kinsey
Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Carrie Throm
Assistant Vice President, Leadership & Major Gifts, Office of University Development

Michael Rein
Director of Community Relations, Office of Government Relations

Tom Finholt
Vice provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Information, School of Information

Gary Krenz
Director of the Judy & Stanley Frankel Detroit Observatory, Bentley Historical Library

Elaine Sims
Arts Programming Director, Michigan Medicine

Susan Pile
Senior Director, University Unions & Auxiliary Systems, Student Life

Steven Ceccio
Interim Dean and Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, College of Engineering

Carlos Jackson
Dean and Professor of Art and Design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design

Helmut Puff
Interim Chair, Department of History of Art, LSA
Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA
Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies, LSA

Katrin (Katie) Robertson
Lecturer IV in Teacher Education, School of Education

Santana Malnaik
Undergraduate student, School of Art and Design, Central Student Government representative

Katelin (Katie) Mikos
PhD student, LSA