Messages to the Community

  1. Email to Faculty and Staff on Enhancing Research Safety at U-M

    April 20, 2015

    The University of Michigan has a long history of conducting high quality research that helps educate our students and benefits the world. We are proud to continue U-M’s strong commitment to those ideals and are equally committed to the health and welfare of our faculty, staff, students and community. As one of the world’s leading …

  2. Email on the reappointment of UM-Dearborn Chancellor Dan Little

    February 19, 2015

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the reappointment of UM-Dearborn Chancellor Dan Little, following a vote by the Board of Regents at today’s meeting. Chancellor Little’s distinguished leadership of UM-Dearborn began in 2000. He has advanced the metropolitan vision for the campus and built strong partnerships in the regional community. Today, the campus is …

  3. Email on the appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty

    February 16, 2015

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to recommend the appointment of Kevin Hegarty to serve as the University of Michigan’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer. The Board of Regents will consider the appointment at their meeting later this week. Mr. Hegarty’s background includes valuable experience at a major public research university and in …

  4. Provost Martha E. Pollack recommended for extended appointment

    December 15, 2014

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that I am recommending an extension of the appointment of Martha E. Pollack, Ph.D., as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, pending approval by the Board of Regents later this week. The appointment extension would be effective July 1, 2015, and continue through June 30, 2018. …

  5. New EVPMA Recommended to the Board of Regents

    November 24, 2014

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that I am recommending Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., to serve as U-M’s next executive vice president for medical affairs, with the formal appointment pending approval by the Board of Regents in December. Dr. Runge brings significant experience and a track record of great success in multiple aspects …

  6. Welcome letter – Sept. 2, 2014

    September 3, 2014

    Dear Students, Today we begin the academic year here in Ann Arbor and I want to welcome you to campus. Whether you are heading off to class for the first time or nearing the final stages of your degree program, I hope you share my enthusiasm for the exciting year ahead. At Michigan, we share …

  7. Letter to Faculty – July 14, 2014

    July 14, 2014

    Dear Colleagues, It is a tremendous honor to begin my work as the University of Michigan’s 14th president and to join you as a faculty member at this great institution. I was attracted to Michigan for many reasons, none more powerful than the comprehensive excellence of the faculty. The scope and rigor of your scholarship is …

  8. Letter to Staff – July 14, 2014

    Dear Colleagues, It is a tremendous honor to begin my work as the University of Michigan’s 14th president. Since being appointed by the Board of Regents in January, I have had the opportunity to see much of the Ann Arbor campus and meet many people all across the institution. The impact of U-M’s staff is evident in the beauty and function of the campus, in …