1. 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. Read more


  2. Provost Martha E. Pollack’s appointment extended


  3. Remarks at 1,000 Pitches Welcome Ceremony

    December 1, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery First of all, I congratulate all of the student entrepreneurs who submitted pitches this year. Making a difference always begins with an individual or group of individuals having an idea, and I applaud your initiative. You are showing that innovation and creativity are not just alive and well, but thriving Read more


  4. Dr. Marschall Runge appointed as executive vice president for medical affairs

    November 24, 2014

  5. New EVPMA Recommended to the Board of Regents

    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 Read more


  6. Remarks at MCubed Symposium

    October 9, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery It’s an honor to be here to celebrate the success of MCubed and the researchers and students who have brought this exciting new dimension to discovery at the University of Michigan. I especially want to thank Provost Pollack and the schools, colleges and external groups that have given their support Read more


  7. Remarks at NextProf Workshop

    October 1, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery I thank the Dean, the faculty and staff of the College of Engineering, and the committee members and organizers of this important workshop. I’m told that it keeps getting better every year, and I appreciate the work that has gone into making it such a great success. Next Prof is Read more


  8. Remarks at Wallenberg Medal & Lecture

    September 30, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery Friends, colleagues, students, staff, and members of the Michigan community, it is an honor to be here to present the 23rd Wallenberg Medal to tonight’s distinguished honoree, Agnes Heller. I want to thank the members of the Wallenberg committee and all those who have established and now carry forward the Read more


  9. Statement on Shane Morris

    As the leader of our university community, I want to express my extreme disappointment in the events surrounding the handling of an on-field injury to one of our football players, Shane Morris. The health and safety of our entire student community, including all of our student-athletes, is my most important responsibility as university president. I Read more


  10. School of Education

    September 12, 2014

    School of Education Dean Deborah Ball opened the all-school annual meeting with a Q & A session with President Mark Schlissel. The yearly event is a time when SOE students, faculty and staff gather to discuss the state of the school and to establish goals for the coming year.