1. Times Higher Education: Trust exercises

    March 11, 2015

    I am pleased to share a piece I wrote for the Times Higher Education’s latest world rankings. It talks about the University of Michigan’s approach to global engagement, which results in long-term positive impact through collaboration and a focus on mutual benefits for our faculty and students, as well as the people and communities we Read more


  2. Michigan Governor’s Economic Summit and Governor’s Education Summit

    March 5, 2015

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. It is an honor to be here today representing the University of Michigan, among so many distinguished educators, public servants, and business and economic development leaders. I want to thank Governor Snyder for extending me the invitation to speak today. The Governor was one of the first people I met Read more


  3. Sloan Fellows

    February 25, 2015

    I am very pleased to congratulate the six outstanding early career University of Michigan faculty members who earned Sloan Research Fellowships this year. The Sloan Fellowship program is targeted to early career tenure track faculty in the natural and physical sciences, computer science, economics, and mathematics. Its fellows are considered “rising stars, the next generation Read more


  4. President’s Advisory Panel on the Biosciences hosted town halls to seek input

    February 24, 2015

    Dear Colleagues: Last October, President Schlissel convened the President’s Advisory Panel on the Biosciences and charged it with developing a recommended strategy that will propel Michigan to the forefront in critical areas of life science research by optimally leveraging our comprehensive excellence. As an important part of its work, the panel seeks input from the broad campus community, Read more


  5. Michigan Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Higher Education

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. Chairwoman Schuitmaker, Chairman McCready and members of the Senate and House Higher Education subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. I was pleased to meet with Senator Schuitmaker and Representative McCready in January in Ann Arbor and enjoyed the chance to get acquainted.  I also look forward Read more


  6. Little Reappointed as UM-Dearborn Chancellor

    February 20, 2015

  7. Hegarty appointed as Executive Vice President and CFO


  8. 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 Read more


  9. Leadership Breakfast: A Dialogue on Diversity

    February 16, 2015

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. I want to thank all of you for being here, and for your ongoing dedication to the University of Michigan. I know that all of you – Regents, faculty, staff and students – have been integral to U-M’s work on diversity. As, Regent Diggs said, diversity was an issue discussed Read more


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

    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 Read more