President’s Council

The University of Michigan President’s Council is an advisory group comprised of individuals from throughout the University of Michigan community who the President and U-M leadership can rely on for honest and transparent counsel. The Council advises university leadership on major matters of importance impacting U-M, gives input on future priorities for the institution, and strives to convey the thoughts and views of U-M’s many constituencies. The work of the group ultimately aims to strengthen the bonds and relationships between the many parts of the institution with U-M leadership.

Santa J. Ono (Chair), President, University of Michigan


Standing Members:

Tom Baird, Vice President for Development

Geoffrey Chatas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tabbye Chavous, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Education

Sally Churchill, Vice President and Secretary of the University, Office of the President and Intermittent Lecturer in Program in the Environment, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Rebecca Cunningham, William G Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Office of the Vice President for Research and Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health

Donna Fry, Interim Chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint, Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professor of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint

Domenico Grasso, Chancellor, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters and Professor of Sustainable Engineering, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Martino Harmon, Vice President for Student Life

Richie Hunter, Vice President for Communications

Jon Kinsey, Chief of Staff, University of Michigan Office of the President

Chris Kolb, Vice President for Government Relations

Tim Lynch, Vice President and General Counsel/Legal Top Executive-General Counsel, Office of the President and Adjunct Lecturer in Law, Law School

Warde Manuel, Athletic Director

Laurie McCauley, William K and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Periodontics, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry and Professor of Pathology, Medical School

Ravi Pendse, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Office of the President and Professor of Engineering Practice in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Dr. Marschall Runge, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan Health Systems, Professor of Internal Medicine and Dean, Medical School

Eddie Washington, Executive Director, Division of Public Safety and Security

Appointed Members:

Lina Azeim, President, Student Government, University of Michigan-Flint

Tom Braun, Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA)/Senate Assembly Chair

Sierra Brooks, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Colleen Conway, Professor of Music Education, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Lanie Dixon, Vice President of Patient Experience at Essentia Health, Alumni member

Michelle Fallscheer, Senior Director of Leadership and Planned Giving, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Marilyn Filter,  Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing,Faculty Senate Council Chair, University of Michigan-Flint

Meera Herle, President, Central Student Government, Ann Arbor

Chris Laurinec, Facilities Assistant,Voices of the Staff

Paul Lee, F Bruce Fralick Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Executive Director, UMMG and Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Medical School, Michigan Medicine

Jana Rida, President, Student Government, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Bruce Maxim, Narasimhamurthi Nattu: Natarajan Collegiate Professor of Engineering and Professor of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty Senate Council Chair, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Ayanna McConnell, President, University of Michigan Alumni Association, Vice President, University Relations

Damani Partridge, Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts,Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA)/Senate Assembly Vice Chair

Jules Pieri, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at XFactor Ventures, Alumni member

Angelica Previero, President, Rackham Student Government

Bipasha Ray, Vice President, Central Student Government, Ann Arbor

Shelly Schreier, Neil M Kalter Collegiate Lecturer and Teaching Professor, Lecturer IV in Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lecturers’ Employee Organization

Julie Ann Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Campus Inclusion and Student Life, University of Michigan-Flint

Kimiko Ziemer, Business Systems Analyst Intermediate,Voices of the Staff

Staff Support

Sydney Halsey, Administrative Assistant Sr., Office of the President

Steve Yaros, Sr. Director of Operations and Initiatives, Office of the President