1. Statement at March 2022 Board of Regents

    March 24, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) We have a very full agenda today. I want to begin with news about our continuing efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus. As announced earlier today, we are creating a Coordinated Community Response Team that will provide input and advice on our future policies, procedures, and prevention efforts that relate Read more


  2. 99th Annual Honors Convocation

    March 20, 2022

    Good afternoon! Thank you, Provost Collins, and thank you to the talented students who have performed and spoken this afternoon. There are always many indicators that spring is on its way in Michigan. It may be an upward tick in temperature. Or the sounds of more and more birds singing. Or tiny snowdrops and crocuses Read more


  3. Importance of Reporting

    March 16, 2022

    Dear Deans, Directors and Department Heads: The University of Michigan is devoted to the highest ethical standards; we expect honesty and integrity from every member of our faculty, staff and student body. An important component of these values is a commitment to reporting suspected criminal activity and the knowledge that retaliation for making a report Read more


  4. Laurie McCauley recommended as U-M’s next provost

    March 15, 2022

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to recommend the appointment of Laurie McCauley to serve as the University of Michigan’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The Board of Regents will consider the appointment at its meeting next week. She currently serves as dean and the William K. and Mary Anne Najjar professor of Read more


  5. Support for Ukraine

    March 7, 2022

    To the University Community: Each new report from Ukraine intensifies the horror we are experiencing as the civilian and military deaths and destruction mount, and more than a million Ukrainians have fled their homes to seek refuge in other countries. Shelling has destroyed schools and hospitals by the dozens, and the number of residential buildings Read more


  6. Statement at February 2022 Board of Regents

    February 17, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) From the time I first arrived at the University in 2002, I have been moved by the dedication and passion that students and alumni hold for this place. As I progressed through those years, I began to understand the long continuum of events, challenges and triumphs that bind everyone to the Read more


  7. My commitment to safety and well-being

    To the University Community: The University of Michigan is a vibrant community. Vibrancy can best be sustained where everyone embraces the values of mutual support so fully that sexual and gender-based misconduct becomes inconceivable. This has not always been the case at our university. Indeed, failure from some to live up to the standard of Read more


  8. Record: Presidential Search Committee appointed, seeks U-M community input

    February 8, 2022

    The Board of Regents has appointed a committee of faculty, staff, students and alumni to assist with the search for the University of Michigan’s next president and to collect feedback from the university community.


  9. Priorities for the coming months

    January 27, 2022

    To the University Community: I am truly heartened by the outpouring of support from our community and the shared desire to move forward as a university committed to learning, scholarship, health care and public service. I’ve heard many questions about what lies ahead, and I want to share my priorities for the coming months. First, Read more


  10. An announcement on the Robert Anderson case

    January 19, 2022

    To Our Campus Community: The events of the past few days have been challenging and unexpected. Change can always be difficult and, in this case, it can be especially so on top of the ongoing pandemic. Today, we share news that takes an important step toward a future of healing for our community. The University Read more