As vice president and secretary and as an executive officer, Sally Churchill serves under the direction of the president with responsibility to the Board of Regents. She is the liaison officer for the Board of Regents, responsible for facilitation, coordination, and management of policy matters, governance, and communications pertaining to the Board and the president and executive officers of the University.
She received her B.G.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1977 and her J.D. degree from the U-M Law School in 1987. She also holds a master’s degree in land use and environmental policy from Tufts University.
Following private practice in the field of environmental law, she joined U-M in 1996 as an assistant general counsel in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, where she provided advice on environmental law, corporate governance, and the Regents’ Bylaws and Regents’ Ordinance, as well as election law, business and finance, construction, real estate, and regulatory compliance. She was appointed vice president and secretary of the University in May 2005. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the Program in the Environment in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, where she teaches environmental law.