News & Communications

  1. 2022 Leadership Welcome

    November 17, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Opening Good morning! Thank you all for being here, whether in the room or watching online. Regent Hubbard, thank you. I remain grateful to you, Chair Paul Brown – who also is with us – and the entire Board for your faith in me. It is an honor to serve as …

  2. November 2022 video message

    November 14, 2022

    This is my first opportunity to join all of you by video, and I hope we’ll reconnect this way each month during the academic year.

  3. Statement on Outcome of Proposal 3

    November 9, 2022

    The voters of Michigan have approved Proposal 3. This ends the period of uncertainty faced by people across the state since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, including those engaged with the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine for their reproductive healthcare, and for their education and training. The health, safety and wellbeing of the …

  4. Statement opposing anti-Black behavior

    November 3, 2022

    I am deeply disappointed to learn that posters supporting the Black Student Union have been torn down across campus. Freedom of speech is a core tenet of our democracy and our university. We condemn any harmful or destructive acts to property or public spaces. Anti-Black behavior is anathema to our community standards and collective growth …

  5. Statement opposing hate speech

    October 28, 2022

    Anti-Semitism and hate speech of any kind have no place at the University of Michigan. These types of attacks are in direct conflict with our deeply held values as a University. Recent events give us the opportunity to commit as an institution to addressing the rise of anti-Semitism and learn about the damage such words …

  6. Record: President to create central office for campus compliance

    October 21, 2022

    As one of his first acts in office, President Santa J. Ono announced the University of Michigan will create an independent central ethics, integrity and compliance office for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, including Michigan Medicine.

  7. Statement at October 2022 Board of Regents

    October 20, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to our October meeting of the Board of Regents. I want to begin by saying how excited and honored I am to be chairing my first Board meeting and doing so at UM-Flint. My first meeting with the Board was in July when I was appointed, and …

  8. Leading the University of Michigan

    October 14, 2022

    To the Community, I am honored and excited to begin work today as the 15th president of the University of Michigan. I look forward to meeting you, learning about your love of Michigan, and working together on our future as a great public research university. Go Blue! Santa J. Ono

  9. 2022 DEI Summit

    October 12, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good morning! I’m sorry I cannot be with you in person, but I’m so pleased I can join remotely and share a few thoughts. First, my thanks to Tabbye Chavous for her leadership. I’m thrilled she is our new chief diversity officer and the vice provost for equity and inclusion. It …

  10. Culture Change Values Identification Community Assembly

    September 28, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon. I want to thank Sonya Jacobs and Patricia Hurn for leading this critical initiative and hosting today’s assembly. Since returning in January as president, I have made it a priority to help restore trust and faith in U-M. This past year has been unlike any other in campus history, …