1. New president wins well wishes at community celebration

    September 5, 2014

    The university community offered upbeat hopes for President Mark S. Schlissel at a community celebration on Ingalls Mall following his inauguration Friday afternoon at adjacent Hill Auditorium.

  2. Inaugural Address: The Power of Ideas and the Value of All Voices

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. I approach today’s installation and my service as president of the University of Michigan with a sense of both honor and humility. As a lifelong educator and scholar, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many through leadership of our great Read more

  3. Welcome letter to students – Sept. 2, 2014, with video

    September 3, 2014

  4. Welcome letter – Sept. 2, 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 Read more

  5. Past U-M inauguration speeches have focused on values, visions

    September 2, 2014

    University of Michigan presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution’s future. 

  6. Remarks at New Student Convocation

    August 29, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery Good evening to the great Class of 2018 and your parents, and let me extend my warmest welcome to the University of Michigan! The Class of 2018 will always have a special place in my heart as the very first undergraduate students I have welcomed as president of the university.  Read more

  7. Remarks at New Faculty Orientation

    August 27, 2014

    Note: Remarks as prepared for delivery. Good afternoon and welcome to the University of Michigan! I want to thank Matt Kaplan and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching for today’s program and for the work they do all year long. CRLT is the nation’s oldest higher education teaching center, and it continues to Read more

  8. Presidential Timeline: A snapshot of the first 100 days

    August 4, 2014

  9. A tour of the “Water Wonderland”

    July 31, 2014

  10. 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 Read more